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Florida Fish & Wildlife Rescue Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles, Manatees During Cold Weather

Yep, when temperatures dipped below 40 degrees Fahrenheit in parts of South Florida on January 4, the chill caused iguanas to become completely immobilized. When water temperatures drop, manatees gather in warm-water habitats such as discharge canals at power plants and natural springs. In 2010, a two-week-long cold snap with temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit killed off many iguanas, along with Burmese pythons and other invasive species that thrive in South Florida's subtropical ... Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation documents: Andrew McCabe had no conflict in Hillary Clinton email probe

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Investigators are also looking at whether the Clinton charity used tax-exempted funding for improper purposes. Founded in 1997 by former US President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Foundation has become a multi-billion dollar organisation. Word of the ongoing foundation probe came shortly after Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) suggested in a Washington Examiner column Thursday that it might be time for a new attorney general. Read More »

Lalu Yadav's Party Denies Making Calls To Special CBI Judge

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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. The sentencing which was earlier scheduled for Wednesday was deferred for Thursday due to condolence meeting held in the premises of the court to mourn the death of a lawyer. Read More »

Trump had lawyer urge Sessions against Russian Federation recusal

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The Trump administration announced Thursday that it was ending an Obama-era policy to tread lightly on enforcing US marijuana laws. Sessions' policy will let USA attorneys across the country decide what kinds of federal resources to devote to marijuana enforcement based on what they see as priorities in their districts. Read More »

FBI Says Alleged White Supremacist Attempted Terror Attack On Amtrak Train

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Wilson, who is believed to have attended the deadly far-right rally in Charlottesville in August, had reportedly joined a neo-Nazi group and had an interest in "killing black people." The incident unfolded October 23 when Wilson allegedly breached a secure area of an Amtrak train as it was passing through a rural area near Oxford, Nebraska , and applied the emergency break, bringing the train to a rapid halt in what authorities said was an attempt to derail and wreck the train. Read More »

Saudi Intercepts Ballistic Missile, Coalition Calls for More Serious Action against Iran

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Al Masirah television, controlled by the Houthis, said the second missile was launched against forces loyal to President Abd Rabbo Mansur Hadi along the western coast of Yemen. Last month, the Houthis said that one of their missiles hit a military target inside Saudi Arabia, without specifying the location. The Saudi-led coalition has previously accused Iran of helping arm the Houthis, accusing Iran of "flagrant military aggression" and "manufacturing and smuggling [missiles] to the Houthi ... Read More »

Donald Trump's clarity on Pakistan policy is sound

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In fact, the source material for Trump's tweet comes from a speech he made in August past year, when the United States announced an expansion of its military presence in Afghanistan . Mr Trump's rough and undiplomatic language has sparked outrage in Pakistan , but it is not clear if the U.S. president was presaging renewed pressure on Pakistan or simply indulging in rhetorical threats that appeal to his isolationist political base at home . Read More »

$445 million at stake for Mega Millions drawing tonight

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The Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots continue to rise, creating millions of dollars for the states they are sold in, including Georgia and Florida. If an estimated $418 million would take care of any extra holiday spending, get a Mega Millions ticket. "The excitement surrounding these jackpots is a pleasant diversion from the extreme winter weather we're experiencing", said Michael Sweeney, executive director of the Massachusetts State Lottery . Read More »

Wind Chill Advisory in effect through Friday morning

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Expect wind chills to range from 20 below zero to 30 below zero.* WHERE.Most of southeast MI along and north of M-59.* WHEN.Until noon today. To make you feel even colder there is a cold record that could be set on Saturday detailed in the weather video above. Read More »

Strong stance helps spur talks about North Korea

North Korea has announced it will reopen a key cross-border hotline with South Korea for the first time in two years. The ramped-up momentum for inter-Korean dialogue follows a year of missile and nuclear tests by North Korea as well as an exchange of bellicose comments from Trump and Kim, which raised alarm across the world. Read More »

Roy Moore Sued By One Of His Accusers

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Corfman said in a statement that the suit seeks "to do what I could not do as a 14-year-old - hold Mr. Moore and those who enable him accountable". "The Judge welcomes the transparency of the courtroom and looks forward to his vindication", Brett Doster, a representative for Moore's Senate campaign, told BuzzFeed News in an email. Read More »

Death toll in terrorist attack in Kabul rises to 20 people

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The attack happened on Thursday night in Banaee area of Kabul where a group of police officers were handling a protest, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. In December alone IS claimed three attacks that killed dozens of civilians. In the past few months the Taliban have also stepped up attacks. Security in Kabul has been tightened since May 31 when a massive truck bomb ripped through the diplomatic quarter, killing some 150 people and wounding around 400 others - mostly ... Read More »

North Korea Accidentally Hit Its Own City In Missile Test

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USA officials said the Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) was initially thought to have disintegrated mid-flight after it was sacked on 28 April previous year. It is thought that the risk of a missile failure is why the two other tests that month were fired from the coastal township of Sinpo, rather than Pukchang Airfield in South Pyongan Province. Read More »

East Coast storm grounds almost 5000 flights

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Thanks to Blizzard Brody, 90 percent of flights going in and out of Bradley International Airport on Thursday were canceled . Destinations include New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. The airport said it's important to check with individual airlines to make sure flights are on time or if it needs to be rebooked. At Newark, flights were still suspended as of 7:30 p.m. Read More »

Hot air balloon crashes in Egypt, killing 1 tourist and injuring 7

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The crash was caused by strong winds that led the driver to lose control over the balloon as he was landing, according to the governor's statement. Luxor has suffered a series of hot air balloon accidents. The balloon was carrying 20 people at the time of the accident. The deadliest balloon crash in history occurred in February 2013 in Luxor, when 19 people were killed. Read More »

Starbucks responds to 'latte levy' with 5p cup charge to cut waste

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Unlike other items, coffee cups cannot be recycled as they are made from cardboard with a tightly bonded polyethylene liner, which is hard to remove and means they can not be processed through paper mills. The committee heard that less than 1% of coffee cups are recycled because there are only three facilities in the United Kingdom that can split the paper and plastic components. Read More »

Sleeping woman sexually assaulted on Spirit flight to Detroit: complaint

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Recounting the events that conspired mid-air, The Washington Post reports that the victim had occupied the window seat, the assaulter sat next to her while his wife sat beside him. He also indicated that he unzipped her trousers part-way, and did put his finger into her trousers. Prabhu was arrested when the plane landed. He claimed that he had done nothing to his co-passenger, but that his wife had told him that Celia was sleeping on his knees. Read More »

Winter Storm Grayson Hates Travel

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It's a version of a real weather term that applies to a massive winter storm that pulled together Wednesday off the U.S. Southeast coast. Forecasters have called Winter Storm "Grayson" a " bomb cyclone ", as its steep drop in pressure helped create winds gusting at as high as 50 miles per hour. Read More »

U.S. suspends at least $900 million in security aid to Pakistan

Some estimates put the total amount at $1.15 billion. "Until the Pakistani government takes decisive action against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani group - we consider them to be a destabilizing the region and targeting USA personnel - the United States will suspend that type of security assistance to Pakistan". Read More »

1 dead as multiple crashes clog NY State Thruway near Buffalo

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Officials posted online that I-90 between exit 50 and 48A remains closed and that eastbound traffic is being diverted off of exit 50. Erie County's Executive Mark Poloncarz‏ tweeted that 22 cars were directly involved in the crash and more than 75 cars were involved in total - some stuck behind the crash. Read More »

Palace comes from behind to beat Southampton 2-1

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In torrid conditions on a bog of a pitch Palace looked spent at times but they kept going and showed plenty of guts to overturn Shane Long's opener and rise to 14th place. The goal itself was a well-worked finish for the former Cork City man, steering a low cross from right-back Jeremy Pied . Another, Patrick van Aanholt , was excellent against the Citizens on New Year's Eve and had a good second half against the Saints. Read More »

County students on 2-hour delay Wednesday

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Watauga County and Avery County school officials announced their districts will operate on a two-hour delay for the rest of the week due to the single digit temperatures and sub-zero wind chills. It is so cold outside that several schools are closed or delayed Tuesday morning. Buses will run an hour later than regularly scheduled, and will begin picking up students at 7 a.m. Read More »

United States service member killed in Afghanistan

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US military officials acknowledged the fatality Tuesday in a news release, saying that two of the wounded service members were receiving treatment at a nearby medical facility and were in stable condition. The service member's name is not being immediately disclosed pending notification of next of kin. During an unannounced visit to Afghanistan last month, Vice President Mike Pence said American forces would stand "shoulder to shoulder" with their Afghan counterparts as they fight the ... Read More »

Iran unrest: 9 more killed in overnight clashes

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It said all three were shot by hunting rifles, which are common in the Iranian countryside. Nine individuals were reportedly killed throughout the night as anti-government protests continue across Iran . The top Iranian judge called on the prosecutors to monitor the situation closely, steer those pursuing legitimate demands towards lawful methods, and get tough with vandals and arsonists destroying public and private properties and violating the rights of others. Read More »