• US Aid Cuts to Pakistan Could Be Up to $2 Billion
US Aid Cuts to Pakistan Could Be Up to $2 Billion

The Trump administration could be endangering the lives of USA troops in the Middle East with its decision to cut almost all American security aid to Pakistan, experts say. According to the White House, the administration is still working on the "exceptions to be made" in this suspension. I think you can assume that you know things that are in the ...

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  • Utahns cross state lines for Powerball, Mega Million tickets
Utahns cross state lines for Powerball, Mega Million tickets

EST (0400 GMT Saturday) Mega Millions drawing is a $450 million prize, the fourth-largest in its history with a $281 million payout if the victor selects a lump-sum payment. More than $1 billion in lottery jackpots are up for grabs this weekend as Mega Millions and Powerball have both gone without a victor since late October.

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  • Grassley, Graham call for investigation into
Grassley, Graham call for investigation into "Trump dossier" author

Sen. Chuck Grassley , of Iowa, who chairs the Judiciary Committee, and Lindsey Graham , of SC, sent a short letter along with a classified memo to FBI director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein saying they believed former British spy Christopher Steele violated a federal law in relation to statements he made about th...

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  • After Trump criticism, China says no illicit oil sales to North Korea
After Trump criticism, China says no illicit oil sales to North Korea

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. It was not immediately possible to find information for the company. Employees at the office of Lighthouse Ship Management, the ship's registered manager, in the Chinese...

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  • Central Florida's last Kmart will close this spring
Central Florida's last Kmart will close this spring

After this round of closures, Sears will have fewer than 940 stores. Liquidation sales will begin as early as January 12. There were 3,510 six years ago, according to BI. Their parent company, Sears Holdings, hasn't turned a profit since 2010 and warned in 2017 there was "substantial doubt" that it will be able to stay in business.

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  • Lalu Yadav's sentencing in fodder scam case deferred again
Lalu Yadav's sentencing in fodder scam case deferred again

If he gets three years jail, he would get bail soon after sentencing. According to the report, in his application, Lalu said that the Birsa Munda jail did not have clean drinking water and this may affect his kidneys. With the court room packed, the judge asked the advocates not connected with the fodder scam case to leave. The death of advocat...

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  • Jeff Sessions Fulfills Dream of Cracking Down on Legal Weed
Jeff Sessions Fulfills Dream of Cracking Down on Legal Weed

The federal perspective, however, has never changed. Gen. Xavier Becerra said Thursday that if a new federal policy results in prosecutors charging marijuana growers and sellers licensed by the state, he would not rule out intervening in court on behalf of the state-sanctioned business.

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  • About 50 flights to, from Lambert canceled because of East Coast storm
About 50 flights to, from Lambert canceled because of East Coast storm

A Singapore Airlines flight bound for JFK was diverted to Stewart Airport in Orange County instead, because of the weather. "Due to strong winds and whiteout conditions, flights at JFK have been temporarily suspended". That amount of diverted flights means carriers will have to relocate planes, find new crews and rebook passengers, Orsi s...

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  • UK Lawmakers Propose 'Latte Levy' To Cut Coffee Cup Waste
UK Lawmakers Propose 'Latte Levy' To Cut Coffee Cup Waste

MCS's Beachwatch litter-surveying campaign has seen a reported 93 per cent increase in coffee cups found on United Kingdom beaches over the past five years. Starbucks said on Friday it would trial a 5p charge on takeaway coffee cups for three months in about 20 London cafes. Money raised from the trial will be used to fund a behavioural change ...

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  • S. African tourist killed in Egypt balloon crash, 12 injured
S. African tourist killed in Egypt balloon crash, 12 injured

The pilot and one tourist survived by jumping from the balloon, officials said at the time. The crash happened in Luxor, a popular tourist destination on the banks of the Nile River in southern Egypt. Over the years, Egypt has tightened safety rules for balloon rides, which are now monitored by cameras and banned from flying above 2,000 metres. ...

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  • Police seek Texas man in woman's death, abduction of 2 girls
Police seek Texas man in woman's death, abduction of 2 girls

James Reid stumbled upon the crime scene when he came home Sunday night. "I was speechless at first because that never happened next door to where I live". "They mostly weren't home", said Reid. The vehicle also has a white sticker on the upper right hand corner of the rear window. She has a right nose stud and braces.

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  • Safest Year on Record for Commercial Passenger Air Travel
Safest Year on Record for Commercial Passenger Air Travel

No commercial jets fatally crashed anywhere in the world in 2017, making it the safest year on record for the aviation industry, The Independent reports. There were 10 combined commercial passenger and cargo planes in 2016 that crashed, killing 44 passengers and crew members throughout the year. It was not immediately clear what exactly Trump w...

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  • Happier new year: $800 million in jackpots await lucky winners
Happier new year: $800 million in jackpots await lucky winners

The Mega Millions drawing will take place Tuesday night, offering players an annuity jackpot of $343 million, paid over 29 years. But that didn't stop people from buying tickets to both games in recent days. Tickets cost $2 each, and both games offer a multiplier feature ("Megaplier" for Mega Millions and "Power Play" for Powerball) that can be p...

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  • Utah's Hatch to retire, opening door to possible Romney run
Utah's Hatch to retire, opening door to possible Romney run

Romney had a thaw with Trump when he was under consideration to be secretary of state, but has continued publicly criticizing the president since he took office. "It would be hard to defeat Mitt Romney if he were running here", said David Hansen, a longtime Utah Republican strategist and chairman of Hatchs political organization.

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  • Trump accuses ex-Clinton aide of
Trump accuses ex-Clinton aide of "disregarding basic security protocols"

Several of the emails, which stemmed from Abedin's tenure as an aide to Clinton when she was Secretary of State, contained classified material that was redacted. "Calling on the law enforcement apparatus of the government you lead to investigate your political rivals is for the likes of Erdogan & Duterte, not America's President", tweeted Walter Sh...

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  • 22 injured in 7-alarm Bronx fire
22 injured in 7-alarm Bronx fire

The blaze quickly spread to the upper floors, leaving one person seriously injured while 11 others suffered non-life threatening injuries, officials said. The cause of the fire is not immediately known. Local media said the fire broke out in a furniture factory on the ground floor of the building. All of the residents of the building were believe...

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  • Inspired to hear my name from PM Modi: KAS topper Anjuman Bashir
Inspired to hear my name from PM Modi: KAS topper Anjuman Bashir

The Indian Democracy welcomes the voters of the 21st century, the "New India Voters". Modi sought to woo these youngsters, saying their votes would prove to be the bedrock of New India and determine their dreams. He said that a person full of enthusiasm can overcome all hurdles. - Recently I came to know of the inspiring story of Anjum Bashir ...

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  • Health ministry swap views with IMA over Medical Commission Bill
Health ministry swap views with IMA over Medical Commission Bill

There are reports of disruption of healthcare services from various states. The members of IMA describe the bill as "anti-people and anti-patient" and that it will open "floodgates of corruption". Doctors protested in parts of Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Odisha, as well. "If passed, the bill allows for any private medical college to raise its undergrad...

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  • Nine more people killed in anti-government protests in Iran
Nine more people killed in anti-government protests in Iran

Trump's active partnership in violating the Palestinian, Yemeni and Bahraini people's human rights" and remember his hostile approach towards Iranians' visit to the U.S., he added. Hundreds of people have been arrested following the clashes. 'We regret the loss of life that has occurred in the protests in Iran , and call on all concerned to refr...

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  • Pakistan summons USA envoy over Trump tweet
Pakistan summons USA envoy over Trump tweet

In a withering attack, Mr Trump on Monday said the United States has "foolishly" handed Pakistan more than $US33 billion ($42 billion) in aid in the past 15 years and had been rewarded with "nothing but lies and deceit". However the Pakistani military launched an operation there in 2014, and now insists it has eradicated all safe havens in the co...

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  • Kim Jong Un warns enemies of 'Nuclear Button'
Kim Jong Un warns enemies of 'Nuclear Button'

Kim said he would consider sending a delegation to the Winter Olympics Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea , in February. Park Soo-hyun, the spokesman for South Korean President Moon Jae-in, said the President's office welcomed Kim's comments about the need to improve inter-Korean relations and his wish to send a delegation to the Olympics.

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  • Terrorists storm CRPF camp in J&K's Pulwama, jawan killed
Terrorists storm CRPF camp in J&K's Pulwama, jawan killed

The terrorists first lobbed grenades and then began indiscriminate firing and entered the training centre in Awantipora. Among them, one Constable Sharif-Ud-Din of Nawgam, succumbed to injuries. What emerges as a matter of concern is that security forces failed to prevent the attack despite receiving a tip-off about an impending fidayeen strike in ...

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  • Wind Chill Advisory In Effect New Year's Eve Into New Year's Day
Wind Chill Advisory In Effect New Year's Eve Into New Year's Day

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory through Monday Morning for low wind chill readings across the mountains of southwest Virginia and northwest North Carolina. Don't worry, it's going to cool down some more before the party is over on New Year's Eve. New Year's Day, as extremely cold air continues to sweep through the regi...

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  • 'Multiple officers down' in Colorado shooting
'Multiple officers down' in Colorado shooting

Douglas County Sheriff Joe Pelle's son, Jeff, was among those who were injured in the incident. The Denver News is reporting that there are reports of multiple deputies shot. A hospital where three people were taken for treatment says those people suffered non-critical injuries, AP reported. The shooter was also shot and is believed dead, the D...

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  • FFK takes another swipe at Buhari's board appointments
FFK takes another swipe at Buhari's board appointments

President Buhari approves the appointment of 209 board chairmen and 1,258 board members. Another ally of Atiku that made it into the list is Bashir Ibrahim Ibrahim is factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Movement, PDM was appointed member of the board of Benin-Owena River Basin Development Authority.

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  • Markets sign off 2017 with 28 pc gains
Markets sign off 2017 with 28 pc gains

Major gainers were Tata Steel, HUL and Sun Pharma, advancing up to 1.51 per cent. The Nifty reclaimed the 10,500-mark and BSE barometer Sensex was back in the green today ahead of the expiry of December derivatives contracts. Tata Motors , Axis Bank , TCS, Hero MotoCorp , Adani Ports, Wipro , Asian Paints , Maruti and HDFC gained majorly. I...

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  • Tiger Zinda Hai crosses 200 crore mark
Tiger Zinda Hai crosses 200 crore mark

With its first week collection, Tiger Zinda Hai has emerged as 2017's biggest Hindi hit having overshadowed Golmaal 4's approximate Rs 205 crore lifetime box office collection. After " Tiger Zinda Hai ", Salman is all geared up for Remo D'Souza directorial venture " Race 3 ". The prequel " Ek Tha Tiger " had earned a total of Rs 198.78 crore...

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  • Deadly fire sweeps Bronx apartment building in NY
Deadly fire sweeps Bronx apartment building in NY

Witnesses say he went back into the fire to search for more victims after bringing four people to safety . His wife was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and was OK, Rodriguez said, but it was "devastating" that other neighbors weren't as lucky.

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  • Civil rights activist Erica Garner dies from heart attack
Civil rights activist Erica Garner dies from heart attack

The person running her popular Twitter account told Garner's 35,000 followers Wednesday that a CT scan revealed that she had suffered brain damage "from lack of oxygen while in cardiac arrest". "She fought the good fight". I love you. I am glad you came into our lives. Pantaleo testified before a grand jury but was not indicted . She recently ...

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  • Ukraine and separatists begin largest prisoner exchange of conflict
Ukraine and separatists begin largest prisoner exchange of conflict

Not all prisoners held by Ukraine have chosen to return to separatist controlled areas. The first phase of the large-scale prisoner exchange was conducted at a checkpoint near the city of Horlivka in the Donetsk region. "The last conditions were negotiated", he said , voicing hope that "the Ukrainian side will keep its promises". OSCE ...

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  • Alabama Certified Doug Jones As The Winner Of Its Special Election
Alabama Certified Doug Jones As The Winner Of Its Special Election

Judge Johnny Hardwick denied Republican Roy Moore's request for a restraining order to stop Alabama's canvassing board from certifying Mr Jones' victory. Moore was defeated in the race by Democrat Doug Jones . Mr Moore has been accused of multiple sexual abuses involving children. The complaint also contained an affidavit from Moore "stating...

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  • Israeli army intercepts two rockets fired from Gaza
Israeli army intercepts two rockets fired from Gaza

No casualties were reported from either attack, according to the Times of Israel. On December 19, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said he believed that the rocket fire by Gaza-based terrorist groups was over, referring to the attacks as the "price" Israel had to pay for US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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  • Congress MLA slaps constable, slapped back
Congress MLA slaps constable, slapped back

Congress Working Committee (CWC) member and party legislator from Dalhouise Asha Kumari was booked for hurting a woman cop publicly as the legislator was trying to enter Congress head office Rajeev Bhavan here on Friday to attend party review meeting without showing the entry pass.

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  • Tips for recycling Christmas trees
Tips for recycling Christmas trees

Finally, those with Friday garbage collection will have their trees collected on the fourth week of the month. The city also wants to make sure you know to keep certain Christmas related trash out of your recycling container. For those in Loudoun County, there are several locations where Christmas trees will be collected before being turned i...

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  • Petersburg explosion in supermarket injures 10
Petersburg explosion in supermarket injures 10

The Egyptian foreign ministry's statement renewed Egypt's call for the need to unite global efforts to fight terrorism and its funding resources. Earlier this month, Putin called U.S. An investigator works inside the supermarket after an explosion, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. Over 50 panicked shoppers have been evacuated...

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