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Typhoon kills eight in southern Philippines

Typhoon kills eight in southern Philippines It was forecast to smash into the tip of the western island of Palawan late Saturday, the state weather service said. The casualties, majority inflicted late on Friday, were all on the main southern island of Mindanao, they said. Four were missing in floods that swamped a highway in the town of Lanao del Sur, rendering it impassable, provincial spokesman Zia Alonto Adiong said. [Full Article...]

Jeff Sessions orders investigation into accusations against Obama admin

Jeff Sessions orders investigation into accusations against Obama admin Several of them, speaking on condition of anonymity, said they were guided by broader policy objectives, including de-escalating the conflict with Iran , curbing its nuclear weapons program and freeing at least four American prisoners held by Tehran, and that some law enforcement efforts were undoubtedly constrained by those concerns. [Full Article...]

Rajasthan bus accident: Death toll rises to 30, PM Modi expresses anguish

Rajasthan bus accident: Death toll rises to 30, PM Modi expresses anguish The police immediately rushed to the spot and carried out the rescue work. "Rescue operation is underway to find any survivors", Subhash Mishra, CO City, said according to ANI . Meanwhile, the injured have been admitted to the hospital. Maman Singh, Superintendent of police, Sawai Madhopur said, "Thirty-two people are killed and 12 bodies have been taken out while three others are seriously injur... [Full Article...]

Cuomo OKs route for homeowners to pre-pay 2018 property taxes

Cuomo OKs route for homeowners to pre-pay 2018 property taxes But he also acknowledged that some homeowners might not have the cash on-hand to make payments. Shame on you, Governor Cuomo, for trying to hide your 27 new hires while quietly stealing much needed funds from NY state agencies serving the poor and mentally/physically disabled. [Full Article...]

Firefighters gain ground on California fire after winds weaken

Firefighters gain ground on California fire after winds weaken Firefighters battling the big Thomas Fire still smoldering in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties successfully doused hot spots Thursday during another round of Santa Ana winds. The Thomas Fire , which broke out December 4 in Santa Paula, is now the second-largest in California history. About 18,000 homes and other buildings were still listed as threatened. [Full Article...]

BJP's film franchise would be called 'Lie Hard': Rahul Gandhi

BJP's film franchise would be called 'Lie Hard': Rahul Gandhi As newly elected Congress president Rahul Gandhi chaired his first Congress Working Committee meeting on Friday, he set the tone for an aggressive campaign against the "Modi model" that will be at the heart of the party's agenda in the run-up to the 2019 elections. [Full Article...]

Big lottery jackpots up for grabs this weekend

Powerball , which also costs $2 per ticket, also offers two payment options: $191 million in cash or the $300 million paid out over 30 payments. Mega Millions will draw on Friday night for a $247 million prize, with Powerball following up on Saturday with a drawing for a $300 million jackpot. [Full Article...]

SF court strikes down Trump's third attempt at travel ban

SF court strikes down Trump's third attempt at travel ban Also on Friday, a federal trial court in Riverside, California, blocked the ban while the case proceeds, making it the fourth to do so, after similar rulings in Baltimore, Seattle and Washington, D.C. Protesters rallied outside Trump International Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 29 against President Donald Trump's refugee travel ban. One other federal appellate court, based in Richmond, Va., is looking at... [Full Article...]

Wintry Mess to Start Holiday Weekend, More Possible on Christmas

Wintry Mess to Start Holiday Weekend, More Possible on Christmas Power outages and downed tree limbs are also likely due to the ice. Snow up to half a foot or 8 inches is expected for southern and central Maine. There's a winter storm warning effect for most of the state until 3 AM Saturday . The Christmas forecast is still looking white - snow is likely, with temperatures reaching the upper twenties. By midday Friday , a weak secondary area of low pressu... [Full Article...]

USA notes Hernandez 'victory' in disputed Honduras vote

USA notes Hernandez 'victory' in disputed Honduras vote But the United States had appeared to be leaning toward endorsing a win for the 49-year-old Hernandez. In a statement , the State Department congratulated Hernandez while also acknowledging widespread irregularities in the November 26 vote and calling for a "robust national dialogue" to overcome political discord in the Central American country, a close ally of the administration. [Full Article...]

Tricked by Russian 2016 election propaganda? New Facebook tool reveals all

Tricked by Russian 2016 election propaganda? New Facebook tool reveals all The new tool, which is available through its "Help Center," marks the first time that Facebook users will be able to find out if they were duped by accounts associated with the Russian Internet Research Agency. Far from shouting the availability of this tool from the rooftops, Facebook waited until the Friday before Christmas, a traditional dumping-ground for items companies would rather go un... [Full Article...]

Featured Stock for Investors: Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL)

About 683,782 shares traded. Carnival (NYSE: CCL ) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, December 19th. It has outperformed by 7.42% the S&P500. First Manhattan Com stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Carnival Corporation (NYSE: CCL ). The sales growth rate for a stock is a measure of how the stock's sales per share (SPS) has grown over a specific period of time. [Full Article...]

Incidente in autostrada un morto e due feriti

Incidente in autostrada un morto e due feriti Per chi è diretto a Torino, si consiglia di uscire dall'autostrada a Monza, di proseguire sull'A52 Tangenziale Nord, seguendo le indicazioni per Milano Fiera, da dove è possibile rientrare in autostrada. Sul posto i Vigili urbani e gli operatori sanitari che però non hanno potuto per far altro che constatare il decesso del povero ragazzo. Sull'incidente sono in corso accertamenti da parte della p... [Full Article...]

Steve Bannon grew disillusioned with Trump's governing style

Steve Bannon grew disillusioned with Trump's governing style White House advisers told the Post that Kelly "occasionally grumbled about the RNC and its chairwoman, Ronna McDaniel" and that "the RNC is not doing enough to defend the president and that its communications and political operation need to be improved - with more Trump loyalists installed". [Full Article...]

Causes of death released for 58 killed in Las Vegas shooting

Causes of death released for 58 killed in Las Vegas shooting According to the December 21 report released by the Clark County Coroner's Office, Paddock died of a single gunshot to the mouth. The deaths were all ruled homicides. The release didn't include full autopsies for Paddock or the 58 victims. During a November interview with KLAS, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Paddock, a wealthy investor and gambler, had been losing money since 2015 leadin... [Full Article...]

Sheriff: Suspect found unarmed in police shootout that killed a child

Sheriff: Suspect found unarmed in police shootout that killed a child The officers had been tracking the woman for almost two hours when they finally cornered her on the porch of the boy's home. He was taken to a hospital, where he died. KXAN's Erin Cargile spoke with the suspect's mother who said she sends her condolences to the boy's family and is criticizing the actions of the deputies. [Full Article...]

IOC Bans 11 More Russian Athletes For Life

IOC Bans 11 More Russian Athletes For Life Among them are speed skaters Ivan Skobrev, a two-time medalist at the Vancouver 2010 Games, and Artem Kuznetcov. The raft of punishments have seen Russian Federation lose top spot in the Sochi medals table having been stripped of 13 of their original 33 medals for cheating, slipping down to fourth overall behind Norway, Canada and the United States. [Full Article...]

North Korea said to be testing anthrax-tipped ballistic missiles

North Korea said to be testing anthrax-tipped ballistic missiles The spy source told the newspaper that Kim Jong Un's regime is testing whether the biological agent can withstand temperatures of more than 7,000 degrees, the temperature that such a missile would face when coming back into the Earth's atmosphere. [Full Article...]

Man Accused of Plotting Possible Terror Attack in San Francisco

Man Accused of Plotting Possible Terror Attack in San Francisco Jameson "identified a possible target location, noting that the best place would be a large area such as San Francisco", according to the court document. Jameson also said he wanted to use "explosives", and he described a plan where where people would "funnel" into a place where he could "inflict casualties". [Full Article...]

Australia to end airstrikes on 'IS' targets in Iraq and Syria

Australia to end airstrikes on 'IS' targets in Iraq and Syria The decision was taken, Payne said, after consultations with Iraq and the worldwide coalition fighting the terror group Daesh, according to The Australian, a newspaper. "After more than three years of air operations, the number of coalition airstrike commissions has steadily dropped since the last major population center, Hawija, was captured in October", Payne said. [Full Article...]


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