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Miss America CEO Sam Haskell Resigns Amid Email Controversy

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He issued a statement calling his actions "a mistake of words" but also dismissing the report as "dishonest, deceptive, and despicable". The CEO of the Miss America Beauty Pageant has resigned. Also on Saturday, one of the main recipients of fundraising from the Miss America Organization said it is reviewing its association with Miss America. Read More »

Peruvians celebrate Christmas Eve with hugs and good wishes

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A number of Christians residing in the area are celebrating the festival by decking up their houses and exchanging gifts. The students who were led by their teachers and principal also went door to door in the parish and shared Christmas treats with Christian kids. Read More »

Odisha celebrates Christmas with gaiety and fervour

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Bishop narrated the meaning of the Jesus Christ. "May this bring peace, harmony and happiness", a post on the Twitter handle of the Vice President said. Church leaders have raised concern over the "non Christian way" in which Ugandans celebrate Christmas , failing to focus on the Holy reason for the day. Read More »

1-year old found safe in Texas

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Eli Bandurovskiy, 1, was taken by Viktor Bandurovskiy and police believe he may harm the child. Authorities between Missouri and Texas are continuing their investigation, but declined to say what charges Viktor may be facing. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 150 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. The Springfield Police Department said it is searching for a child who was taken by his father to Houston . Read More »

CHP officer from Tracy dies in Christmas Eve crash

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CHP says Officer Andrew Camilleri and another officer were parked in their patrol vehicle on the shoulder of Interstate 880 in Hayward when another auto struck the rear of the patrol auto at approximately 11:30 p.m. The suspect is now in the hospital being treated for his injuries. He was identified as 33-year-old Officer Andrew Camilleri Sr., according to Gov. Read More »

Eric Garner's activist daughter in coma after heart attack

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Snipes-Garner said her daughter's cardiac arrest was brought on by an asthma attack Saturday night. Erica Garner's father died 2014 after an NYPD officer placed him in a chokehold. Erica Garner raged against excessive police force in the wake of her father's passing and was unafraid to skewer officials across the political spectrum for failing to adequately address the issue - including Mayor de Blasio. Read More »

United Nations passes tough new sanctions on North Korea

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The Trump administration had sought harsher terms in the resolution, such as a ban on all oil imports, and the freezing of worldwide assets, but they were not included. According to the U.S. Mission, there are almost 100,000 overseas North Korean workers, with about 50,000 in China and 30,000 in Russian Federation. The country is already subject to sanctions from the United States, the UN and the European Union that have included freezing the assets of individuals and companies linked to its ... Read More »

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's Twitter account 'disappears'

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However, other users speculated that Assange was taken out by Twitter as part of the social media platform's recent purge of inflammatory posters, many on the far right, the report added. "We received a message back from them that he didn't want to and wasn't able to, and that was the end of the story", Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Lix said . Read More »

Woman dies in pit bull attack

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According to Steele, the pit bulls belong to the Saylors' neighbors, although there hasn't been an official confirmation of this fact. Johnny was able to get away and grab his gun and shot at the dogs, killing one. "Under no circumstances are you to engage this risky animal", the department said on Facebook. He then ran outside and that's when the dogs started attacking him. Read More »

Russian officials bar Navalny from running for president

Yesterday, Russia's ruling party United Russia pledged "all possible support" to Mr Putin in his bid to win a further six years in power in the March election. "The procedure that we're invited to take part is not an election", he said. Speaking before the vote, Navalny told the commission that their decision to bar him would be a vote "not against me, but against 16,000 people who have nominated me, against 200,000 volunteers who have been canvassing for me". Read More »

Gujarat: Vijay Rupani swearing-in on Tuesday

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Vijay Rupani was elected as the chief minister of Gujarat. BJP President Amit Shah had said during the party's poll campaign that the electoral battle would be fought under Rupani's leadership. Born in Burma (now Myanmar) in 1956, Rupani moved to India as a child with his parents. A senior Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP leader, Rupani became the state chief minister in 2014, succeeding former CM Anandiben Patel. Read More »

Serbia votes for annulling Trump's Jerusalem decision

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USA ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley warned that the vote would "make a difference on how Americans look at the United Nations and on how we look at countries who disrespect us in the United Nations, and this vote will be remembered". The Iranian ambassador to the United Nations told the Assembly that "the Israeli occupations lie at the center of all crises and conflicts in the Middle East". Read More »

What Stores Are Open on Christmas Day 2017?

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Outback Steakhouse- Most locations open 8 a.m.to 3 p.m. Christmas Eve. Although many stores and restaurants close down around Christmas, Dec. 25, there is no need to spend Christmas Day indoors. Rite Aid will be running shorter hours on Christmas, at 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. Papa John's-open from noon to 11 p.m. on Christmas Day. Picadilly - Piccadilly will feed you on Christmas. Read More »

Trump takes note of who's naughty and nice at Christmas

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In a Sunday morning tweet, the president tagged Fox News and quoted the network saying that McCabe 'in addition to his wife getting all of this money from M (Clinton Puppet), he was using, allegedly, his FBI Official Email Account to promote her campaign. Read More »

Don't expect a Christmas snowfall in Siouxland

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According to the National Weather Service , since 1885, we've only had 44 Christmas days with an inch or more of snow. "Snowfall amounts are expected to range from 1 to 2 inches across far northern IL to 3 to 6 inches along and south of Interstate 80". Read More »

Trump administration approves plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, officials say

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His remarks came a day after the State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert announced that the U.S.will provide Ukraine "enhanced defensive capabilities" to help the country defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity. President Barack Obama considered selling and financing anti-tank missiles to Ukraine but never approved the measure. CNN reported the weapons being sent are USA -made Javelin anti-tank missiles. Read More »

Five Killed in Moscow as Bus Drives into Pedestrian Underpass

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The reason as to why or how the bus - used for public transport - came off the road is still being investigated by detectives. During the interrogation, the driver told that the incident occurred at a bus stop. The Interior Ministry's press service in Moscow has confirmed the death of four people in the accident. Moscow police said in a statement they were looking into two possible causes of the accident - the driver losing control of the vehicle and a technical problem with the bus. Read More »

United Nations imposes fresh sanctions on North Korea over ballistic missile tests

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The U.S. -drafted resolution also caps crude oil supplies to North Korea at 4 million barrels a year and commits the Council to further reductions if Pyongyang were to conduct another nuclear test or launch another ICBM. John Park, director of the Korea Working Group at the Harvard Kennedy School, said it was important to manage expectations about sanctions, which could take years to have a full impact while the North was making progress in its weapons programs at a pace measured in weeks and ... Read More »

Ride on Mumbai's first AC train to cost Rs2,040 a month

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Remaining one service will run as a slow service from Mahalaxmi to Borivali, and will halt at all stations. - Built in Chennai at a cost of Rs 54 crore, the 12-car rake of the AC local arrived here on April 4, 2016. Currently, the monthly pass cost between Churchgate and Mumbai central costs ₹570. In the second and second last compartments, 10 seats are reserved for senior citizens. Read More »

Fire engulfs West Knoxville home on Christmas Eve

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Several other residents were taken to the hospital for precautionary treatment. The fire departments in the area, which hold a toy drive every year are letting the family get gifts from the drive. According to Mobile Fire-Rescue they believe the fire started in a bedroom but the cause is under investigation. The Chapel Hill, Jackson Heights and Whitehouse volunteer fire departments responded to the blaze. Read More »

Haley: US Cutting $285 Million off UN Contributions

Calling it "a big step in the right direction", U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday night announced a historic reduction in the U.N. During a meeting held on the sidelines of the annual General Assembly debate in September, Trump said the United Nations had failed to reach its "full potential due to bureaucracy and mismanagement". Read More »

Zuma seeks to appeal state of capture judgment

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The ruling was seen by analysts as devastating to the president who had initially blocked the release of the report, entitled " State of Capture ", which focused on allegations that Zuma's friends, the businessmen and brothers Ajay, Atul and Rajesh Gupta, had influenced the appointment of ministers. Read More »

Netherlands : New US Ambassador apologizes for his anti-Muslim remarks

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The U.S. Senate last month confirmed Hoekstra for the Dutch ambassadorship by a voice vote. He would become chairman of the House Intelligence Committee before making a failed attempt to run for governor of MI in 2010. "I didn't use those words today..." Some Dutch citizens have reportedly raised concerns about Hoekstra's 2015 comments at the David Horowitz Freedom Center conference. Read More »

Alberto Fujimori: Peru's jailed ex-president pardoned

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Kuczynski is facing an impeachment vote eight days after an opposition-led investigation revealed documents showing Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht made payments to the president's private consulting firm. Keiko lost to President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in the presidential election a year ago. In his defiant defense before Congress early Thursday, Kuczynski regretted being "careless and sloppy" about his business dealings, but the former Wall Street banker stated that his moral capacity ... Read More »

Obamacare: Trump touts death blow, but Florida sign-ups hit 1.7M

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Seema Verma, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said that just proves the Trump administration administered the law more efficiently. To win the support of Senator Susan Collins, a Maine Republican who voted against an earlier proposal to repeal the mandate, the Senate leadership promised to seek a vote on other legislation to strengthen insurance markets. Read More »

Islamic State claims blast at Afghan intelligence agency in Kabul

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The suicide bomb attack took place around 8 in the morning, at the time office-goers were arriving. Local media said at least two people were also wounded. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. Sirens could be heard after the blast in the fortified area where several foreign embassies, the NATO-led coalition forces' headquarters, and scores of apartment buildings are located. Read More »

NORAD Tracks Santa's Christmas Eve Route to Holmdel & Colts Neck

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A spokesman explained: "Indeed there were signs of Santa , and children who called in were given an update on Santa's position". Be sure to keep checking back throughout the day and evening to track Santa's progress. The NORAD Santa tracker reminds us all that we're living in a much crazier and advanced world than the one we grew up in. "Thus, the tradition was born". Read More »

Trump's Christmas message to the troops: 'We're winning'

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He spoke with Air Force airmen in Qatar, Marines in Kuwait, sailors from the 5th Fleet in the Middle East, Coast Guardsmen in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and soldiers from Kuwait. The group is called America First Policies and it includes Trump's digital and data director Brad Parscale, newly-indicted former deputy campaign manager Rick Gates and Vice President Mike Pence's former campaign advisers. Read More »

Tunisia slams 'illegal' UAE travel ban on Tunisian women

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On Friday, Tunisia's government said it had asked the UAE ambassador for clarification on the matter. The country's transport ministry announced it has suspended Emirates flights to Tunis until the airline finds the appropriate solution to operate flights "in accordance with worldwide law and agreements", reported the Guardian. Read More »

Palestinian dies of wounds from Israel border clashes

Guatemala was one of nine nations that voted earlier this week with the United States when the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a non-binding resolution denouncing President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Read More »

Plenty of cold leading into Christmas Eve and Day

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There could even be a little bit of frost on the ground, if the wind calms enough. The chance for showers will linger through the afternoon and evening hours. Winds could gust as high as 45 miles per hour. Tuesday: Sunshine and cold. Wednesday will be partly sunny. Thursday will become mostly cloudy. Read More »

Pakistan is on notice: US Vice President Mike Pence

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In an interview with Fox News ' Laura Ingraham, which was aired Wednesday during "The Ingraham Angle, ' Pence said that it was 'humbling" to have played a part in ushering the tax reform bill through Congress. During the presidential campaign past year, Trump indicated a lack of patience for the Afghan war, America's longest, and raised doubts that he would continue it if elected. Read More »

Serena Williams to play first match since daughter's birth

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The match with be the 36-year-old Williams' first in nearly a year as she prepares to try to defend her Australian Open crown in January, a title she captured earlier this year while pregnant . Her opponent, Jelena Ostapenko , has won two WTA titles this year, including her first Grand Slam title at Roland Garros. It will be the first time in 10 years that a women's tennis match has taken place at the Mubadala World Tennis Championships, and will come as a major boost for fans in the ... Read More »

Pakistan says militants kill 3 troops in cross-border attack

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Talking about the issue of United States payments to Pakistan, he said that the payments were made under the Coalition Support Fund, which in its essence was "reimbursement" of the amount Pakistan had already spent in the war against terrorism, "under their [the US] coordination". Read More »

'No doubt' gunman was targeting police officers

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Marisco also told ABC News that his office is trying to determine whether El-Mofty's attacks on law enforcement officers were motivated by terrorism. He said El-Mofty worked as a security guard and then moved back to Egypt, his former home, until returning a few months ago. "He's not the flawless guy, but he's not an aggressive person", Soweilam said. Read More »

Snow to move in Sunday night, white Christmas possible

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Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel hard in some locations. Phillips added that strong winds will be a dominating factor with Monday's snowfall for Atlantic Canada; gusts between 70 and 90 kilometres per hour are expected across the Maritimes, with winds as strong as 100 km/h possible. Read More »

China's first home-made large amphibious aircraft completes maiden flight

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It remained in the high sky for about one hour. "Its successful maiden flight makes China among the world's few countries capable of developing a large amphibious aircraft ", chief designer Huang Lingcai told Xinhua state news agency. The shoal is also claimed by Taiwan and Malaysia, and is now administered by Malaysia. "The plane's capacity and maneuverability make it ideal for transporting material to those maritime features that are too structurally fragile to support runways", Char ... Read More »

Teen boy charged with murdering husband and wife in Va

In the email, the Post reported, she attached images of the boy's social media account in which he had retweeted messages praising Hitler, supporting Nazi book burnings, calling for "white revolution", and making derogatory comments about Jews. Read More »

New sanctions an act of war

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It added that strengthening North Korea's deterrence was the only way to frustrate the US. The US-sponsored sanctions passed on Friday were a response to Pyongyang's testing of a ballistic missile last month which experts agreed could reach the US. Read More »

Deputies: Several dead after small plane crashes in Bartow

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The plane had been taking off from Bartow and was planning to head east into heavy fog, according to statements. WHNT News 19 will release more information as it becomes available . The authorities are investigating the reasons for the crash. It is located just off of USA 17 near Spirit Lake Road. Around the time of the crash, a National Weather Service observation reported visibility at the Bartow airport to be less than a quarter-mile because of fog. Read More »

Gift-Wrapped Horse Manure Delivered To Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin's LA Home

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According to FOX40 sister station KTLA , the package was reported to police after it was discovered in the 900 block of Bel-Air Road Saturday evening, Los Angeles Police Department officials said. No evacuations were ordered, and the scene was cleared around 9:30 p.m. It was wrapped in Christmas paper and the sender was listed as " The American People ". Read More »

Another round of snow coming to Halton Christmas Eve

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Christmas Day will bring wind gusts of up to 45 miles per hour causing blowing and drifting snow and making travel conditions tricky, according to the National Weather Service. The heaviest snow will come in narrow bands, making for rapidly changing road conditions and visibilities. A snowstorm travelling up the US coast and into Atlantic Canada is set to bring a significant amount of snow to Prince County, P.E.I. Read More »

London Zoo to reopen after blaze kills five animals

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The statement Saturday morning said, "At present one aardvark is now unaccounted for". "The adventure cafe and shop were destroyed by the blaze, along with around half of an adjacent petting zoo". "They worked incredibly hard in arduous conditions to bring it under control as quickly as possible and to stop it from spreading to neighboring animal enclosures". Read More »

Turkey Sacks More Than 2700 In Continuing Purge

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Among those dismissed were 637 military personnel and 105 academics. Turkish authorities blame the July 2016 coup attempt on USA -based cleric Fethullah Gulen. In July, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested suspects in Fetullah Terror organization (FETO) probes might wear uniforms when they appear before a judge. Read More »

Confederate Monument of a KKK Leader Was Only Just Removed in Memphis

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Turns out the new owners of the parks and the statues, Memphis Greenspace , had to make a quick decision on what to do with the statues they hastily took down Wednesday night. The graves of the Confederate general and his wife, which had been moved to the park from Elmwood Cemetery in 1904, were not disturbed. The Tennessee Historical Commission voted October 13 to deny the city's application to remove the Forrest statue, prompting the administration to appeal the decision to Chancery ... Read More »

Holiday storms push snow into southern Ontario

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West Michigan will have a mostly cloudy sky with temperatures in the lower to mid 20s. The wind chills on Christmas morning in the central USA will plunge into the teens and 20s, with single digits and sub-zero wind chills further north. So late tonight night through early Sunday morning allow extra time to get your destination until temps rise above freezing by midday with some sunshine and temps above freezing. Read More »

Winter weather advisory issued; 2-4 inches possible

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Metro-North Railroad is running extra trains this afternoon, but some evening trains could be canceled or combined. Chicago's northern suburbs are expected to get between one to three inches of snow. Areas in southern New Hampshire and extending north could see up to 6 inches. We've gone from forecasting what looked to be a fairly low impact event Thursday night to one that now looks like it could cause some travel trouble on the roads Friday night into early Saturday . Read More »