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Iowa top IL in OT to get first Big Ten win

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FYI: Bohannon has finished with five assists or more in 10 games this season for the Hawkeyes, including each of his past two. The Panthers will return to action at home on Saturday Jan. The Illini are 0-4 in league play, the Hawkeyes are 0-5. "All we talked about at halftime was opening the first four-minute war trying to compete and guard and do what we'd just done. Read More »

HUD awards $68 million to homeless programs in Chicago

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That includes a focus on Housing First, which moves people quickly from homelessness into permanent housing, rather than using transitional housing as an intermediate step. Los Angeles County - which has the nation's second-highest number of homeless people of any region at more than 55,000 - will receive about $122 million. Read More »

Local organization speaks on National Human Trafficking Prevention Day

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We are joined in our commitment by the other Task Force members, which include representatives from both the Oakland County and Michigan Departments of Health and Human Services, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office, Oakland County Youth Assistance, Oakland Schools and victim services agencies CARE House and Common Ground. Read More »

Governor declares heroin and opioid epidemic a statewide disaster emergency

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Brian Work, an internist at Penn Medicine who volunteers at the addiction clinic Prevention Point Philadelphia. That, she said, "will hopefully help to identify some more creative solutions that we can implement in the future". He called the declaration sloppy , pointing to a state statute that prohibits carrying a firearm in public during an emergency without a concealed carry permit or hunting license. Read More »

California Spending Under Governor Brown

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Proposition 2, which was passed by voters in 2014, established a constitutional goal of reserving 10 percent of the taxes in the Rainy Day Fund. Solano County representatives were generally enthusiastic about Brown's proposal . As the state's lead penny-pincher, Brown must continue to hold firm even as he prepares to pass leadership to a new governor. "The whole point is to think ahead and minimize the pain that is coming, because of the way our business cycle works", Brown said during ... Read More »

Intolerance rising in India, history being distorted: Mamata Banerjee

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At the acceptance speech, Mamata said, "Intolerance is rising in the country". "Even in the last History Congress at Kolkata , I cautioned against attempts to distort history". He claimed the Calcutta University's decision is "arbitrary and devoid of any proper reasoning". The University of Calcutta will wait to see if the court passes any interim order restraining it from conferring the degree so as to avoid embarrassment, said a key official, who asked not to be named. Read More »

5.1 magnitude natural disaster rocks Iran's western Kermanshah

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Baldwin, speaking from Golden, Colorado, said that "it's ongoing activity there". Iranian media are reporting that a magnitude 5.1 natural disaster has jolted the country's southern province of Kerman. Iranian state television said people rushed into the streets as the temblors hit. All the earthquakes struck at a depth of 10 kilometres, according to the USGS. Read More »

Elderly California Couple With Marijuana Christmas Presents Again Arrested In Nebraska

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The Jirons told police they were unaware it was illegal to transport marijuana through Nebraska and they were planning to give the drug as Christmas presents. 10) at 2 p.m. On Dec. 19, 2017, the Jirons were stopped in nearby York County with some $300,000 worth of marijuana. The couple have separate hearings in York County Court next week, according to court records. Read More »

Shashi Tharoor, Sushma Swaraj disagreement over making Hindi official language at UN

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Responding to Tharoor and the BJP MPs, Swaraj said Hindi was an official language even in Fiji, and was spoken widely in Mauritius, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and many other countries. "It is not hard to get the support of two-third member nations". It is also important to note that all the nations have to bear the expense of making Hindi the official language of India. Read More »

Russia Says Two Soldiers Killed In Mortar Attack In Syria

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Some 400,000 people in the area have been under siege by Russian-backed Syrian government forces since 2013. Two Russian servicemen were killed in an attack at Syria's Hmeimim air base, the country's defence ministry said on Thursday, bringing the total number of officially reported losses to 44. Read More »

Cameron White replaces Chris Lynn in Australia's ODI squad for England series

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White has been in superb limited overs form on the domestic stage, with 285 runs at an average of 142.5 and a strike rate of 115.85 for Melbourne Renegades in the BBL . Along with that, understanding my game and situations out on the field. "I'll listen to him and do my best to get on his right side and do everything I can to play for Australia ". Read More »

India gets tough, says talks and terror don't go together

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He also appeared to borrow a leaf out of Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu's book with a play of words, saying: "We have said that "terror and talks" cannot go together but "talks on terror" can definitely go ahead". On whether the NSAs would meet again, Kumar said the information would be shared as and when such operational meetings take place. Following this, the FATF will discuss Islamabad's attempts to counter terrorist financing, said the ET report. Read More »

Expect overnight rain following a mild day in Lancaster County

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The agency added that precipitation could reach between a quarter and half of an inch today . Temperatures are expected to dip into the 20s Saturday night for the Patriots-Titans playoff game. Some areas could come close to 4 inches of rain. One to two inches of sleet and snow accumulation is expected. "We also have a chance of rain coming into the forecast Monday night into Tuesday". Read More »

Victims family demand CBI investigation: Kamala Mills fire Row

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They have been booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and other offences under the IPC. Seeking their custody, the police said they wanted to question the owners of 1Above and Mojo Bistro together. The report also clarified that Mojo's bistro as well as 1 Above did not have the license to serve alcohol and hookah, but did so on a regular basis. Read More »

Turkey summons United States diplomat over Syria Kurd militia

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The Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned the U.S. charge d'affaires to voice its displeasure over Washington's arming and training of the YPG Syrian Kurdish militia in Syria, the sources said. In the attack, the rebels apparently struck an officially undisclosed number of aircraft sitting on the tarmac, killing two helicopter pilots and wounding several more service personnel. Read More »

Texas dedicates double overtime win to Andrew Jones

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Before his diagnosis, Jones had ambitions of someday playing in the National Basketball Association. When the game does tip off at 8 p.m. on ESPNU, Texas will have to face a a tough TCU team. He played only nine minutes against Kansas on December 29 and 11 against Iowa State on January 1 before missing the Longhorns' game against Baylor last Saturday. Read More »

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of California says he will not seek re-election

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California's 49th District covers the northern coastal areas of San Diego County, a small portion of southern Orange County, and the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Shawn Steel believes Royce would have had no problem getting re- elected given that he was re-elected 57-42 in 2016 when Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won Orange County for her party for the first time since Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Read More »

Sixth anniversary of Kim Jong Un as top commander

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But she said China has "completely and strictly" enforced trade restrictions aimed at discouraging North Korea from developing nuclear and missile technology. This year, Pyongyang conducted the sixth, and most powerful, nuclear test and has launched several intercontinental ballistic missiles, the latest in November, capable of reaching the US. Read More »

Scale Of Local Hospital Overcrowding Largely Unchanged

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He also defended Minister for Health Simon Harris, saying it is a very hard job and he is very satisfied with his performance. UHG was third only to University Hospital Limerick and Cork University Hospital in the grim trolley league table, with the Limerick hospital clocking almost 9,000 patients waiting on hospital trolleys over the course of a year ago. Read More »

OR knocks off No 11 Arizona State

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Loyola Marymount 67, USF 65: Eli Scott scored 18 points and Jeffery McClendon made three free throws with 0.7 of a second left as the host Lions (6-10, 1-4 WCC) edged the Dons (10-8, 2-3) to snap a six-game skid. "Like I said, when you don't come out and you don't play hard, or you don't give great effort, you're vulnerable on any given night". On offense, particularly in that closing half, OR had a very simple formula: Get dribble penetration, see where the defense rotates, pass to who is ... Read More »

US Diplomats Will Not Return to Cuba Soon: Tillerson

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But, overshadowing his trip were allegations that US diplomats suffered coordinated sonic attacks by the Cuban government beginning in the fall of 2016 that caused more than 20 diplomats and their spouses to experience permanent hearing loss, trouble with balance and other mild brain injuries. Read More »

Gunman kills deputy, injures 6 others at Colorado apartment complex

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The incident began about 5:17 a.m. when the first deputy arrived at the Copper Canyon Apartments in Highlands Ranch , about 20 miles south of Denver . He is in good spirits considering the gravity and severity of what occurred earlier this morning. Two civilians were also injured. "While he was here, he got glowing reviews from all his peers", said Morrison's interim police chief, George Mumma Jr. Read More »

South African Zuma to set up anti-graft probe

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Deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo, selected by the chief justice will head the commission, Zuma said in the statement. It also deeply divided the ANC, which has been in power since the end of white minority rule in South Africa in 1994. Read More »

President of Mormon church Thomas S. Monson dead at 90

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Mormons worship Jesus Christ , and therefore consider themselves to be Christians. President Donald Trump offered his condolences on Wednesday. The Mormon church is formally known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and was founded in NY state in 1830. Read More »

Trains finally running on the Swiss Alps after heavy snowfall strands thousands

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Swiss state-backed broadcaster SRF showed images of several people wheeling their luggage out to three helicopters, with their blades whirring atop an icy plateau. Dominic Steinmann, Keystone, via AP Viktor Perren, in a helicopter of Air Zermatt throws an explosive material out of the window to artificially blow up avalanches at the skiing resort "Sunnegga" which is part of "Matterhorn Glacier Paradise" in Zermatt , Switzerland, on January 10 2018. Read More »

Feds raid 7-Eleven stores in immigration bust

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Twenty-one people arrested across nearly 100 stores nationwide. ICE said that officers targeted 7-Eleven stores in Washington, D.C., and 17 states: California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington. Read More »

Abe leaves for Baltic and E.European tour

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Japan is seeking to strengthen economic ties with Europe as Tokyo and the European Union late previous year finalized negotiations for a free trade deal to create one of the world's biggest economic areas, aiming to implement it in early 2019. Read More »

Wild winter weather ahead this weekend

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Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no ice accumulation is expected. A strong cold front will track through southeast MI after midnight, sending temperatures below freezing by 7 a.m. SATURDAY NIGHT: Partly to mostly cloudy skies develop, with overnight low temperatures around 12 degrees. Wind chill values as low as 22 below. Winds could gust as high as 45 miles per hour. Read More »

Rick and Tom podcast: (Not so) wild card weekend

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It turned out that the Titans were helped by one of the Chiefs players on their way to victory and advancing further into the post-season. In the home playoff win against the Raiders in December 1991, Barry World ran 33 times for 130 yards . Read More »

Slain radio host's husband hired hitman, ran drug ring

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While April Kauffman's daughter accused her stepfather of killing her, James Kauffman denied any involvement in his wife's murder. Also due in court is 61-year-old Ferdinand Augullo, who is also charged in Kauffman's death, as well as with later conspiring to kill James Kauffman , and with first-degree racketeering. Read More »

Arpaio's latest offense is running for Senate

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Before losing his reelection race for sheriff in 2016 he had served in the post for 24 years. Former State Senator Kelli Ward lost the 2016 GOP primary to Sen. "I sure don't have to run for office to be known". Democrats usually are at a huge ( read: 12-point) disadvantage in Arizona's midterm elections, given turnout. Read More »

Go-Ahead Group plc (GOG) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages

The company has market cap of $3.05 billion. The Company's Rail Products and Services segment offers new rail primarily for passenger and shortline freight railroads, industrial companies, and rail contractors; used rail; rail accessories, such as track spikes, bolts, angle bars, and other products; power rail, direct fixation fasteners, coverboards, and special accessories; and trackwork products, as well as engineers and fabricates insulated rail joints and related accessories. Read More »

BACK ME! Macron demands 'coordinated European approach' in China trade bid

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After their talk, Xi and Macron jointly met with delegates attending the first meeting of the France-China entrepreneurs' council. As a demonstration of the two countries' commitment to multilateralism, Xi and Macron said they will "keep constructive dialogues on worldwide treaties", including biodiversity, nature conservation and protecting marine life. Read More »

Tina Smith, Doug Jones Sworn In To US Senate; GOP Majority Shrinks

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Senator-elect Doug Jones is bucking longstanding tradition. He defeated Republican Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreSeth Meyers mocks Roy Moore riding a horse to vote: "Two animals not allowed in the mall" Colbert on Jones victory: 'It's a Christmas miracle!' Virginia gov on Alabama race: 'America wins. Read More »

Major Push To Legalize Recreational Marijuana Expected In Upcoming Session

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Sessions has yet to call for specific enforcement but did tell USA attorneys to follow standard guidelines and priorizine serious crimes that hurt the community as a whole. "You can still be drug tested, and you could still be fired by your employer", she said. 2018 was poised to be the year of marijuana with Oklahoma, Kentucky, South Dakota, Utah, and Missouri addressing the legalization of medical marijuana, while Vermont, New Jersey, Michigan, Delaware, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and OH ... Read More »

After Florida Gets Offshore Drilling Exemption, Other States Ask For The Same

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Refusing to keep protections in place for other states, who make exactly the same arguments as Scott, is going to be very hard for Zinke. "The president made it very clear that local voices count", Zinke said, according to the Associated Press , adding, "we are not drilling off the coast of Florida, which clearly the governor has expressed that's important". Read More »

Hospital apologizes for dumping half-naked woman at bus stop

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The practice of "patient dumping" refers to hospitals discharging patients who do not have health insurance , or suffer from other financial issues. A review is now being conducted into the incident and disciplinary action could be taken against the employees involved. Read More »

Syria accuses Israel of pre-dawn attack on military outposts near Damascus

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After shrinking to barely a sixth of the country at the height of the almost seven-year-old conflict, the areas under government control now cover more than 50 percent of Syrian territory. According to United Kingdom based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the blast took place near the headquarters of a rebel group. Qutayfeh is in the north-eastern suburbs of Damascus where Syrian Republican Guard units are known to have major outposts. Read More »

Israel PM to arrive on Monday on six-day India trip

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The visit will include New Delhi , Gujarat and Mumbai. "(They) will be accorded a grand welcome". Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday during the 2018 Israel Business Conference in Jerusalem that he will fly to Washington to meet with U.S. Read More »

U.S. demands 'immediate release' of Iranian political prisoners

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Gathering consistent and verifiable information remains hard, but a picture of the discontent is taking shape. It remains hard for journalists and outsiders to piece together what's happening beyond Tehran, as Iran is a vast country of 80 million and travel there is restricted. Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan Says Bilateral Legal Accords With US Losing Validity

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Still, Atilla has been the only man tried on those charges to date: another defendant, gold trader Reza Zarrab, pleaded guilty and turned star witness for the prosecution, while the other seven co-defendants remain at large. Though the verdict did not have a major impact on the Turkish stock market or the currency, some experts emphasize the critical factor will be what kind of penalty American financial authorities, such as the U.S. Read More »

Anti-mafia operation in Germany and Italy seizes €50m in assets

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They had also infiltrated funeral homes, laundrettes, plastic recycling plants and shipyards, with a dozen local elected officials including mayors implicated in fraudulent public tenders. Around 50 million euros of assets were also seized in raids across northern Italy and southwest Germany, according to the Carabinieri , or Italian military police. Read More »

French President Emmanuel Macron Vows To Ban 'Fake News'

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Macron said he and his team were the victims of fake news and serious fraud during the campaign past year. " If we want to protect liberal democracies, we must have strong legislation ". He said the planned legislation will impose stricter transparency requirements on online platforms vis-a-vis advertiser content during election periods - by making it a requirement that advertisers' identity be made public. Read More »