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Winds strengthen as crews make progress on California wildfire

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David Zaniboni was awed by the speed of its growth. The Thomas Fire , which broke out December 4 in Santa Paula, is now the second-largest in California history. According to Cal Fire, "East of Rose Valley crews will continue direct line construction, moving toward the Sespe Wilderness boundary. And we certainly hope the wind event is uneventful". Read More »

Thomas Fire becomes largest wildfire in California's history

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Conditions have improved in recent days, with cooler, more-humid winds lessening the threat to homes and other buildings, the AP reported. The fire has destroyed over 1,000 structures as it has scorched coastal mountains, foothills and canyons across Ventura and Santa Barbara counties northwest of Los Angeles, officials said. Read More »

Missing Greenbrier teen located; suspects in custody

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Officers conducted numerous interviews, followed up on multiple tips and leads provided by the public, as well as the execution of a search warrant, all of which culminated in locating the missing 14-year-old. The two may be traveling in a silver sedan, possibly with another man, heading toward California or Florida. Anyone with information was asked to call Sgt. Read More »

Goa CM rubbishes Congress' allegation on Mahadayi issue

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Mr Siddaramaiah subtly accused Mr Parrikar of not responding to his letter dated May 25, 2017 in which he had asked his counterparts in Maharashtra and Goa to convene a meeting in Bengaluru based on suggestions made by Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal. Read More »

Aldi recalls apples sold in Kentucky, Indiana over listeria concerns

Kroger customers can return the apples to the Kroger store where they bought them, or contact Kroger Customers Service at 1-800-KRO-GERS (1-800-576-4377). "To date, no illnesses related to these products have been reported". Listeria is feared by the produce industry as it is notorious for being extraordinarily hard to eradicate from packing and processing facilities. Read More »

Romania abstains at United Nations vote on Jerusalem status

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The resolution expressed deep regret over the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and demanded "all states comply with Security Council resolutions regarding the Holy City of Jerusalem, and not recognise any actions or measures contrary to those resolutions". Read More »

Thousands of federal inmates are in the USA illegally, administration says

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The policy is favored by the White House, and has been approved by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to three officials at the Department of Homeland Security and one at the White House who have all been briefed on the proposal but declined to be named because they were not authorized to discuss it publicly. Read More »

Services set for Christmas Eve

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The La Grande First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ ) will have a 10 a.m. service on Christmas Eve. Schwarzwald Lutheran Church, 250 Church Lane Road, Exeter Township, will hold candlelight Communion services Sunday at 3, 7 and 10 p.m. Read More »

Apple should replace old batteries instead of slowing down aging phones

The first class action lawsuit was filed by two Los Angeles residents who are accusing Apple of slowing down previous-gen iPhone models when a new generation arrives. Professor of materials science at UC Berkeley, Gerbrand Ceder stated that this could have actually been avoided, as battery degradation due to time and temperature is entirely predictable and can apparently be tested before release. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi to visit Gujarat again, meet victorious Congress MLAs

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Rahul to visit Gujarat today Rahul is scheduled to visit Somnath temple on Saturday. The party has to prepare to face the challenge of the next round of assembly polls in 2018 - first in Karnataka and later in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh - that will be crucial for Gandhi and the party ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in 2019. Read More »

'US to provide enhanced defence capabilities to Ukraine'

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The US is going to provide anti-tank weapons to Ukraine, a senior State Department official told CNN. "The United States has chose to provide Ukraine enhanced defensive capabilities as part of our effort to help Ukraine build its long-term defense capacity, to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and to deter further aggression", State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement, insisting that that American military assistance to Kiev will be " entirely defensive ... Read More »

Rep. Beyer Slams Tuesday's House Passage of Tax Reform Bill

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Standard deductions will double to $12,000 per individual and $24,000 per couple. Generally speaking, economists said payroll taxes will drop and people should see more in their paychecks. Many will actually receive a tax refund despite paying zero income tax. The tax revision also adds a new $500 tax credit for dependents other than children. Read More »

USA appeals court says Trump's 'Muslim ban' violates Constitution

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The ruling was unusual, but it's a unique case, he said, noting the Supreme Court has not set argument dates because it has not yet chose to grant an appeal. "Make no mistake: our values of diversity and inclusion are America's values, and they will light the way even through our darkest of hours". Trump said his latest order followed a review of foreign nations' policies for screening travelers and immigrants to the US, and was based on his broad executive authority over issues of ... Read More »

Palestine's Abbas Condemns US as 'Dishonest Mediator'

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Macron responded by condemning what he saw as an overreach on the part of the U.S.in the peace process between Palestinians and Israel, which he said was a process that should be left entirely to the Israelis and Palestinians. ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, warning that their stance would affect "how Americans. look at countries who disrespect us in the UN". "I hope that the others will learn the lesson and understand that you can not impose solutions by using money and trying to buy off ... Read More »

Chances for Snow Over the Holiday Weekend

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Twenty-two states from the Rockies down to Texas and east to ME are under snow and flood alerts ahead of an incoming storm on Friday and Saturday . And another snowstorm is expected to hit on Christmas Day. Power outages are possible. As noted before, initial snow in the Northeast is expected to change over to freezing rain, possibly rain by Saturday in many areas. Read More »

Japan Sets Aside Record High Defense Budget for Next Year

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The cabinet also approved a 235 billion yen extra defense budget for the current financial year, of which about 62 billion yen will be spent on missile defense. It also earmarked 30 million yen for research into introducing Lockheed Martin Corp.'s Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile and Long Range Anti-Ship Missile, which both have a roughly 900-km range. Read More »

McConnell's 2018 agenda clashes with other Republicans

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On immigration, McConnell said , "The president's actually incentivized us by putting a time limit on the DACA program, to come forward and see what we can agree to for, not only a permanent change on that, but also some other items as well". Read More »

Cuomo signs order on pre-paying taxes, but impact unclear

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Cuomo, in a conference call, didn't expand on his remark about the state tax codes. The EO will also suspend local laws limiting the ability of taxpayers to make partial payment of property taxes until the end of the year. Many municipalities and counties set their tax warrants for the coming year at the end of December but some come in early January. Local tax collectors are now authorized and directed to accept partial payments of warranted taxes from property owners until the close of ... Read More »

Sailors Save Turtle From Cocaine Hell

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Coast Guard patrols discovered several bales floating in the water in the eastern Pacific on December 19. Commander Jose Diaz said: "They probably felt the heat coming and got rid of it". They also reeled in an additional 23 metres (75 feet) of rope to prevent other ocean animals from becoming entangled. According to the Coast Guard , more than 22 meters of line were found in the debris field along with more than 800 kilograms of cocaine dumped by smugglers. Read More »

Bristol City dump holders Man Utd out of League Cup

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I've come off the pitch and thought I could have been more aggressive, expressive and really tested. " Manchester City , personally, have been fantastic with me ever since I have been a manager". The game on Saturday will be the final game for both clubs before Christmas Day. He will demand total focus from his players. The distractions simply can't be avoided. Read More »

County Has Already Collected More Than $1 Million in Prepaid 2018 Taxes

Borough Clerk Pam Borghi tells redbankgreen that, prior to the announcement, no one would have been prohibited from paying 2018 taxes this year. If not calling from within the town, dial (516) 869-6311. Finances in the tri-state area are already among the most strained in the nation and analysts say the situation could deteriorate further under the new code. Read More »

Air inside house where college party occurred tests positive for alcohol

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It was advertised on Facebook as "Tequila Tuesday Hoy a las 22:00". As WJLA reported , officers knocked on the door and were eventually invited in by the building's tenants. The windows were covered with insulation, possibly to mute the party inside from the neighbors. Six students were charged with 126 counts each of furnishing alcohol to minors and allowing minors to possess alcohol. Read More »

Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots total a holly jolly $547M

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The cash value of the December 23 Powerball drawing will be at least $191.1 million. In Michigan, there were 30,623 winners. That was the largest prize won in the state. and 7:29 p.m. Powerball draws on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m. The $300 million jackpot is also the highest Powerball prize since August 23, when a $758.7 million jackpot was won from a ticket sold in Chicopee. Read More »

Honduras Election Result Dispute: Opposition Candidate Accepts Dialogue

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People gathered in the Costa Rican capital Wednesday to demonstrate their solidarity with the people of Honduras following their disputed November 26 presidential election. However, his statements contradict reports from the European Union's Election Observation Mission, which explains that the opposition party failed to substantiate their claims with any evidence during the election investigation, nor did they provide evidence to warrant an annulment of the election results. Read More »

Mamma e figlio morti in un incidente

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Incidente in via Trenta Giugno: ferito gravemente un motociclista che è stato portato in codice rosso all'ospedale Galliera. Per l'uomo non c'è stato nulla da fare: quando sono giunti i soccorsi purtroppo era ormai tardi. Nei primi sei mesi dell'anno, con riferimento agli anni di benchmark per le decadi sulla sicurezza stradale, il numero di morti scende mediamente del 17-18% rispetto al primo semestre 2010 e del 50-51% nel confronto con lo stesso periodo del 2001. Read More »

House panel asks Trump ex-top aide Bannon to testify

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Bannon reportedly said he'd run for President if Trump doesn't in 2020, declaring himself a "revolutionary". Which Bannon has told people is a realistic possibility. 'He's like an 11-year-old child, ' Bannon joked to a friend in November, Vanity Fair reported. (His first choice had been Alabama congressman Mo Brooks.) "I'm gonna tell Judge Moore to do his thing", Bannon said. Read More »

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock shot himself the mouth: Autopsy report

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The death of the gunman, Stephen Craig Paddock, was ruled a suicide. All the deaths have been ruled homicides. Experts have said more than 500 individuals were harmed when Paddock, a high-stakes video poker speculator, released gunfire from the 32nd story of Mandalay Bay into a horde of 22,000 individuals at the Route 91 Harvest Festival beneath. Read More »

Giants interview Kevin Abrams for permanent GM job

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On Wednesday, the Giants announced that Gettleman interviewed with team president John Mara, chairman Steve Tisch, and ex-Giants executive Ernie Accorsi, who is serving as a consultant. Riddick is the third candidate to interview for the job. Abrams came to the Giants from the NFL Management Council, where he helped to monitor the league-wide salary cap and analyzed all new player contracts with respect to the rules and regulations of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Read More »

Rome's official Christmas tree is looking bare already

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Knowing when to take advantage of a good thing, Montreal brought back the ugly tree this year , building an entire village around it. The 21-metre tall tree, which was lit up on December 8, started dropping needles at a fast clip as soon as it was hoisted into the middle of Rome's bustling main square, Piazza Venezia. Read More »

North Korea Testing ICBMs Loaded With Anthrax Bio

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The White House, in its new National Security Strategy issued December 18, stated that North Korea is pursuing "nuclear, chemical and biological weapons that could threaten our homeland". North Korean defectors have claimed in recent years the regime can also produce Variola major (smallpox), Francisella tularensis (rabbit fever), and Bunyaviridae Hantavirus (Korean hemorrhagic fever). Read More »

Texas boy, age 6, killed when deputies fire on 'cornered' suspect

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Specialists at first said the boy was 7 years of age. Bexar County Sheriff's deputies were pursuing a suspect on the home's front porch who was accused of stealing a vehicle and breaking into mobile homes. There was no weapon found with the woman at the scene, and she doesn't appear to be armed, Salazar said. Two adults believed to be related to the boy were also inside the house, he said. Read More »

Memphis Gets Creative To Take Down Two Confederate Statues

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Statue of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest is taken down . Memphis police reportedly moved to cordon off the two parks after the vote, and equipment was moved into place to begin work taking down the statues, according to the Commercial Appeal . Read More »

Man inspired by New York City rampage planned San Francisco attack

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The documents say Jameson had embraced "radical jihadi beliefs" and wrote social media posts that support terrorism. He also had been posting and liking on Facebok pro-ISIS and pro terrorism content, the TV station reported. In terms of how he could support ISIS' cause, Jameson offered funding, referred to his previous military experience - he stated he was trained in the use of M-16 and AK-47 rifles - and said he could "blend in" or "shock and awe", according to the documents. Read More »

Commonwealth Games: Birmingham announced as host city for 2022 event

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Glasgow hosted the last Commonwealth Games in 2014, with the 2018 Games taking place on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. But despite being the only city to submit a bid by the Commonwealth Games Federation's (CGF) deadline of the end of September, Birmingham has had to wait almost three months to have its victory confirmed. Read More »

UN Security Council imposes new sanctions on North Korea

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Speaking at the fifth Workers' Party cell chairs conference in Pyongyang the previous day, Kim reportedly said that the North has achieved the historic task of completing its nuclear force and urged the chairs to break down US sanctions and do their best to realize the party's major tasks. Read More »

Elderly couple stopped with 60 lbs of weed intended for Christmas gifts

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Vrbka. It happened Tuesday, York County deputies pulled over a auto for driving over the center line on interstate 80 - and immediately smelled the marijuana. WOWT-TV reported that the couple was from Clearlake Oaks, California , about 100 miles northwest of Sacramento. Christmas may be a little less jubilant for one family in Vermont after their gifts were confiscated by a Nebraska sheriff's department. Read More »

Trump's Ambassador to the Netherlands Finally Destroys Objective Reality

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But the Dutch journalist showed him a clip of the comments from 2015. "Y$3 ou mentioned in a debate that there are no-go zones in the Netherlands, and that cars and politicians are being set on fire", Zwart says. There's a popular right-wing narrative about the alleged spread of violent, Islamist-controlled "no-go zones" in cities in Western Europe where even police are afraid to go. Read More »

Women set on fire by Former Colleague, dies

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He is said to have developed bad habits and started stalking her. Meanwhile, speaking to ANI, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) North Zone, B Sumathi said "The reason behind the incident was she rejected the marriage proposal of the accused". Read More »

CT jobless rate worsens slightly, job growth lags

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The Maine Department of Labor said the November rate is down slightly from 3.5 percent for October and 3.8 percent from a year ago. "Through the volatility, the data continue to signal more than enough strength in employment growth to keep the unemployment rate trending down", said economist Jim O'Sullivan of High Frequency Economics. Read More »

Foreign Secretary Warns Russia Over Cyber Attacks

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Arguing against the hacking assertion, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, said the relationship between his country and the United Kingdom " could not be called a satisfactory one ". "As you would expect, the United Kingdom has its own (cyber) capabilities, and we are ready of course to defend our interests", he said . Mr Johnson said the UK can not ignore events in Ukraine and Russian cyber activities and the problems faced by gay people in Chechnya and it was a sad truth that ... Read More »

Grateful for opportunity to play Balasaheb Thackeray: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

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The evening was graced by Bal Thackeray's son Uddhav Thackeray, grandson Aditya Thackeray, along with the writer and director of the film. Describing the opportunity to play Thackeray , Nawaz tweeted: "Ultimate Dream of an Actor & I am the most fortunate in the whole world.Here comes the poster of # Thackeray ". Read More »

2G scam was a big lie by BJP to grab power: Rahul

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He said the BJP's "model" "is to come up with a lie, spread that lie, and just keep repeating that lie until people believe the lie". The high-level meeting comes a day after the party's top leadership was acquitted by a special CBI court in the 2G spectrum "scam". Read More »

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval holds talks with China counterpart

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Indian national security adviser Ajit Doval with Chinese state councillor Yang Jiechi in New Delhi on Friday. While the Indian side at the talks was led by Ajit Doval, National Security Advisor and SR, the Chinese side was led by Yang Jiechi, State Councillor and Member of Politburo of Communist Party of China's Central Committee. Read More »

Americans Among The Dead In Yucatan Bus Crash

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A South Florida family told the Sun Sentinel they believed an 11-year-old boy and his grandmother were killed. The Washington Post reports that Mexican authorities suspect negligence on the part of the driver, and local Novena Roo News reported Wednesday that he has been taken into custody. Read More »

United Kingdom will return to using blue passports

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It was reported in September that a French and German company had been shortlisted to make the new passport , alongside British banknote printer De La Rue . 1794: The Home Office takes control of issuing them in a role it still has today. 1993: The blue passport was ditched. The new document will be introduced in October 2019, said Lewis, and will include updated security features including a super-strength plastic polycarbonate picture page, created to protect against fraud. Read More »

Australia to end airstrikes in Iraq and Syria following victory over Isis

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Australia is wrapping up its air strike operations against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. There are now about 780 ADF personnel in Iraq - including the training cohort, and special forces. Islamic State recently suffered the loss of its final stronghold in Raqqa, it's self-declared "capital" . "While the challenge is not over, we recognise the work done by Australians, our coalition partners and the armed services of Iraq in bringing this moment to pass", he said. Read More »