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Mandatory evacuations issued ahead of heavy rain, winter storm

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The heaviest rainfall is expected Wednesday afternoon through Thursday, and officials have already ordered mandatory evacuations in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties. "Individuals in the Alamo burn area are in a recommended evacuation warning area", according to a county spokesman. This total is significantly more than during the January 9 debris flow, when there were 3 to 6 inches of rainfall across the region. Read More »

French police free Nicolas Sarkozy after questioning

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Photo In 2007, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France welcomed Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, then Libya's leader, to Paris. Investigative judges began tapping Sarkozy's phone in 2013 as part of the investigation into whether he received funds from Qaddafi's regime. Read More »

Homeland Security officials talk election security on Capitol Hill

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The Senate Intelligence Committee convened a hearing Wednesday to express its criticisms and concerns to the current and former Homeland Security secretaries. Because states run their own elections, it's impossible to break into one system and affect nationwide vote tallies or voter registrations. And federal and state officials are struggling to close obvious gaps in the country's election infrastructure, such as requiring the use of voting machines that leave a trail of paper ballots and ... Read More »

John Oliver's Gay Bunny Book Outsold Mike Pence's Bunny Book

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According to The Christian Post , Oliver mocked the book, titled Marlon Bundo's Day in the Life of the Vice President , which was created by Pence's daughter Charlotte and is based on the Pence's real-life pet rabbit. An audiobook voiced by Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jeff Garlin, Elie Kemper, John Lithgow, Jack McBrayer and RuPaul has topped Audible's list of best sellers. Read More »

Two wounded in Maryland school shooting, student gunman dies

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Laryr Hogan didn't mince words at a press conference Tuesday afternoon after a school shooting in St. Mary's County, Maryland. Those same students were evacuated from class on Tuesday. "It looks as though the SRO [school resource officer] did exactly what the SRO is trained to do, and yet we still have a tragic loss of life", he said. Read More »

Here's what to expect during Wednesday's snow

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The Weather Channel website said: "There is still uncertainty for the Easter Weekend but computer data suggests that the area of high pressure lodged to the north of the country could allow colder Arctic air to stream across Britain". The Met Office today said there is a "greater than normal chance of snow" in northern regions of the United Kingdom, heightening the chances of a white Easter. Read More »

Trail Blazers win 13th straight, beat Clippers 122-109

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Jeff Teague pitched in 20 points and 12 assists for the Timberwolves, who swept the four-game season series and sent the tired Clippers to their fourth consecutive loss on the commencement of a four-game, six-night trip. Next opponent is the depleted Boston Celtics at the Moda Center - regaining the momentum from the win streak is essential against Boston and for the remainder of the season. Read More »

How Does Walmart Inc. (WMT) Stack Up Right Now?

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If we look at the Volatility of the company, Week Volatility is 2.24%, whereas Month Volatility is at 2.21%. The stock has performed -0.70% over the last seven days, -15.29% over the last thirty, and -9.97% over the last three months. Its down 0.01, from 0.9 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 47 investors sold P shares while 59 reduced holdings. At the time of writing, Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) has a Piotroski F-Score of 2. Read More »

Cambridge Analytica scandal triggers BJP-Congress war of words

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Amid probe by United States privacy watchdog and British lawmakers over a potential breach of user confidentiality by Facebook , IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the Indian government fully supports freedom of press, speech and expression and is all for free exchange of ideas on social media. Read More »

Southern California Teacher Who Called Military Members 'Dumbsh*ts' Is Fired

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They're the lowest of our low ". Victor Quinonez told KABC-TV that he secretly recorded the rant and was the student Salcido allegedly berated for wearing the Marines sweatshirt in class. He told reporters that the situation had been overblown and exaggerated. "I do believe the military is not the best option for my students", he said. Read More »

Pop, South Korea's Weapon of Mass Seduction, Heads to North Korea

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Popular girl band Red Velvet is also among the South Korean groups, the statement said. Seoul has proposed talks with North Korea next week to discuss details of the upcoming summit talks between their leaders. Just last month, the North sent an art troupe to South Korea to celebrate the Olympics with 140 members of its Samjiyon Orchestra staging two performances. Read More »

Philippine President Duterte says International Criminal Court 'rude'

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South Korean judge O-gon Kwon, president of the Assembly of States Parties to the ICC, expressed regret at Duterte's decision to withdraw and encouraged the Philippines to remain a party to the court. Giving a speech in front of cadets graduating from the Philippine Military Academy, the Philippine president unleashed on the International Criminal Court, now investigating the deaths of almost 4,000 Filipinos who have been killed by police during the ongoing major crackdown on drugs in the ... Read More »

Tear gas halts Kosovo parliament vote on border deal

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The Movement for Self-Determination has a history of using tear gas to try to disrupt parliamentary proceedings. As soon as the parliamentary chamber had ventilated and the lawmakers began to file back in, the party did it again. Everyone inside the chamber was forced to leave. It wasn't clear if the session would resume after the tear gas incident, AP said. The opposition party says the border deal will mean Kosovo loses 8,200 hectares (20,000 acres) of its territory. Read More »

Trump yet to officially respond to Putin victory

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She says the US has every reason to believe that report is correct. Their comments followed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell remark Tuesday such a call would not have been "high on my list". Putin of Russian Federation was re-elected this week. Trump himself has always been reluctant to publicly criticize Putin. "On the whole, the conversation was constructive and business-like, ' the Kremlin said, adding that its goal was to help the two countries 'overcome the problems that had ... Read More »

Israel court: Ahed Tamimi's closed trial is 'for her benefit'

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday called the United States ambassador to Israel a "son of a dog" because of his support for Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank. "The Israeli military felt the need to end the legal event, the source said, as it damaged the army's reputation in the media and internationally, which may be why the plea bargain was intensively promoted", Haaretz reported . Read More »

Rauner wins Republican primary, will focus efforts on November

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Pritzker was his only donor, pouring almost $70 million into his primary campaign, while Rauner self-funded $58 million. Rauner, meanwhile, has poured $50 million into his own re-election bid. Pritzker. The governor blasted the almost half-million-dollar ad buy as an attempt by Washington liberals to "interfere" in the primary, contending it was a sign that the other side had identified him as the tougher candidate to beat in November. Read More »

White House defends Trump's 'congratulatory' call to Putin

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The NDAs, a person who signed the document told the Post , "were meant to be very similar to the ones that some of us signed during the campaign and during the transition". The draft agreement defines "confidential" information as "all nonpublic information I learn of or gain access to in the course of my official duties", including "communications [with] the press" and with "employees of federal, state, and local governments". Read More »

South Korea to send K-pop singers to Pyongyang in late March

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Tuesday's talks lasted almost four hours after beginning at around 10 a.m. There's been an uptick in diplomatic back-and-forth between Seoul and Pyongyang since North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced in January that his country was interested in sending a delegation to the Winter Olympics . Read More »

US Emerges Second Largest Global Oil Producer

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For March, Saudi Arabia had pledged to cut additional 100,000 bpd of its oil production and keep its exports below 7 million bpd in a bid to help clear the global oversupply and counteract the oil market volatility in February. Although Venezuela has been on the analytical community's warning radar for several years now, the more immediate impact on crude seems to be from the Middle East , due to the Saudis on Monday calling the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers a ... Read More »

Ian Poulter Brings Back Medinah Putter For WGC-Match Play

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McIlroy won this event in 2015 at a different course (TPC Harding Park in San Francisco), beating Gary Woodland 4&2 in the final. The timing of the win was significant given that the Masters is now only two weeks away - it remains the only major missing from his trophy cabinet. Read More »

26 killed, 18 injured in explosion in Kabul - Afghan Interior Minister

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The attacker detonated the explosive that he was carrying before entering the mosque, Almas said. The MoI has confirmed 26 killed however Kabul's acting police chief Dawood Amin said 23 people were killed and 25 were injured. Sectarian attacks on Shias have increased in recent years in Afghanistan. He said an investigation into the security breach is underway, and that anyone found to have neglected his duties would be punished. Read More »

Three Teens Arrested Following Robbery With Replica Assault Rifle in Mississauga

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It is believed that the gunman took his last breath in the getaway vehicle while fleeing the scene. According to police reports, officers responded to a report of a robbery in progress at the CVS Pharmacy around 4:30 p.m. Both suspects are wanted on charges of aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, and theft of property. Police say the stolen vehicle was also recovered and that the total value of property recovered was in excess of $100,000. Read More »

Raj Babbar resigns as UP Congress Chief, say sources

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Raj Babbar said to a local media that he was assigned a special task when he was sent here. However, his resignation still hasn't been accepted by the Congress leadership. Meanwhile, Congress sources said that with Rahul Gandhi taking charge as party president, a change of role for many leaders is on the cards. Every vice president has to take care of his work area. Read More »

Texas bomber suspect kills self as police close in

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Austin Police chief Brian Manley said the 24-year-old white male, who has not been named, had been tracked down to a hotel in Round Rock, near the U.S. Later that day, another explosive package was intercepted before going off at a FedEx facility outside Austin airport. "I think it would suggest that the bomber is trying to stay unpredictable", Adam Lankford said. Read More »

Weathercast: Cooler temps all week, chance of snow Wednesday

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Brisk northeast winds will develop and lead to some blowing snow and poor visibility at times, especially during heavier bursts of snow. Accumulating snow should come to an end by this evening. Snow in Hagerstown, Md., March 20. We will continue to monitor this event and will keep you posted on further changes. Thursday: Partly to mostly cloudy, breezy and cold. Read More »

Czech Foreign Ministry summons Russian ambassador over nerve toxin origin claims

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Russian President Vladimir Putin won another six-year term just two days ago, taking the vote in a landslide after barring his principal rival from running. The Russian Foreign Ministry called Britain's accusations "speculative and baseless". "The first thing that entered my head was that if it had been a military-grade nerve agent, the people would have died on the spot", he said. Read More »

This is how the nuclear reactor in Syria was destroyed

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FILE PHOTO- Israeli Air Force F-16 fighter jets take part in a ceremony for newly graduated air force pilots at Hatzerim Air Base, June 28, 2010. Syria has consistently denied that there were nuclear facilities at the site, though the International Atomic Energy Agency has said it was " very likely " to have been a nuclear reactor. Read More »

Myanmar President quits, First Vice President to step in

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Htin Kyaw became president in March 2016. It added that a new leader will be selected "within seven working days". His office did not give many details for why he resigned Wednesday, only saying that "he wanted to take a rest from his current duty". Read More »

Daughter of expedition company MD dies after being found in river

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Her father, Jet Moore, was managing director of Adventure Beyond, based in Cardigan. Noel Lewis owns a business close to the slipway down which the auto containing Kiara apparently rolled. Officers said they're continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident and appeal for witnesses who may have seen the silver Mini enter the river between 3.30pm and 4.50pm on the afternoon of Monday 19 March to call 101, quoting message 216 of 19/03/2018. Read More »

Wreck of ill-fated U.S. warship found by Allen expedition

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The ship was hit by Japanese torpedoes during the Battle of Guadalcanal in November 1942, killing 687 men, including the five Sullivan brothers whose fate inspired the film Saving Private Ryan. The USS Juneau was sunk by a Japanese submarine in November 1942, The Guardian reported. Some of the men may have actually survived the explosion, but rescuers didn't return for several days, so just 10 men were rescued eight days after the attack. Read More »

State has earned its way to Sweet 16

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Kevin Knox, a 6-foot-9 freshman forward, has been the team's best all-around player. The Kentucky Wildcats will take on the Kansas State Wildcats in a Sweet 16 matchup at Phillips Arena in Atlanta , Georgia on Thursday night. Hats off to our whole coaching staff and all the players, all the hard work we put in", Kansas State guard Barry Brown Jr . said. Kansas State will take on the Kentucky Wildcats Thursday night for the right to advance to the Elite 8. Read More »

Will Bengaluru FC win their maiden ISL title?

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Nothing, however, will hold back the home fans in this South Indian Derby. This was a big obstacle, playing against the home team in a final. However, Miku says he is fully focused on the Super Cup, a knockout tournament with 16 teams that starts from March 31 in Bhubaneswar. Read More »

James City County hosts Easter egg hunt for local children

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The entire field will be hunting grounds for the Easter egg hunts organized by age group throughout the morning. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. on March 31. And the kids may even see the Easter bunny hopping around during the festivities. The department has also partnered with the Joplin Association for the Blind to add another hunt for blind, visually impaired and disabled children 3 to 10 years old. Read More »

South Korea, US joint military exercises: just the routine

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South Korea and the United States will resume joint military exercises on April 1 due to the Winter Olympics in South Korea's Pong Qiang last month, BTA reported on Tuesday, quoting AFP and TASS. Negotiations are now underway for a two-month Korean summit next month to be followed by a meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Read More »

Yemen war: Senate rejects ending U.S. support of Saudi-led campaign

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But neither Thebani's government troops, which are backed by a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition, nor their opponents, the rebel group known as the Houthis, have shown they have the military strength to prevail. He explained that the committee would hold hearings on Yemen next month and on April 19 would consider a new AUMF that could authorize USA involvement there. Read More »

Los Alamitos approves ordinance to opt out of state's sanctuary law

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Councilmembers voted 4-1 Monday night in favor of an ordinance to opt out of California's law, citing constitutional concerns. For the measure to become a law, the council members must vote again on the proposal. Aaron Caplan, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, largely agreed. Officials in Los Alamitos want to be exempt from the state law created to protect some undocumented immigrants from deportation. Read More »

Woman posts Facebook warning after recording stranger following her

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A shot time later, both she and employee purses are gone. Monroe County authorities said Transue told an informant that her husband threatened to expose her 2010 relationship with the boy if she left him. It appears the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office came to know of the incident when a colleague of Camille's, who found her covered in blood in front of her house, called them. Read More »

Warriors target Friday return for Curry against Hawks

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ET on Monday, March 19, 2018, and will air on ESPN . The 30-year-old point guard has missed the Warriors' past six games. In the Spurs' last matchup, they were victorious over the Minnesota Timberwolves , 117-101. Vegas has typically been fairly accurate when predicting totals of Spurs games, with 38 unders compared to 31 overs. After winning three straight games, the Spurs struggled with the Warriors . Read More »

Advocates rally for Justine Damond after Noor charged

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Damond Ruszczyk approached the squad vehicle and the time that he fired the fatal shot, there is no evidence that Officer Noor encountered a threat, appreciated a threat, investigated a threat, or confirmed a threat that justified the decision to use deadly force", Freeman said at the press conference . Read More »