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Storm Grayson causes travel chaos in NY

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Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour at times are expected this morning into afternoon. An intense storm packing strong winds and heavy snow is hitting the northeastern US, dumping piles of snow on the region. Gusty winds through the period will create whiteout conditions at times, so drivers are urged to take that into their travel plans. "Temperatures will be falling through the day as Arctic airmass moves overhead", the National Weather Service in Boston said via Twitter early ... Read More »

If he loses, random drawing won't be the last straw, Yancey says

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The next day, however, a three-judge panel with the Newport News Circuit Court, which was tasked with certifying the results, decided that one of the ballots that was ruled invalid should not have been, leaving the race tied. Simonds had petitioned the court on December 26 to reconsider its previous ruling calling the race a tie . She noted that she had offered Yancey a deal in which both candidates would accept the outcome of the lottery as final, but Yancey did not accept. Read More »

Trump's Immigration Chief Just Floated Throwing (Democratic) Politicians in Jail

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In New York City, the largest sanctuary city in the United States, officials similarly said that attacks on their policies - and politicians - is an unfortunate hallmark of the Trump campaign. "I mean you've got the state of California that wants to put politics above public safety, ahead of officer safety", Homan said during a Fox News interview on January 2. Read More »

Tamil Nadu transport corporations go on sudden strike, passengers left stranded

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Trade union circles here said the strike was nearly total in Tiruchi and other districts in the central region with large section busmen heeding the strike call. Only a handful of buses were operated by corporation drivers affiliated to the ruling party union, he further said. "But the government is pushing us and we are only raising fair demands too", said Sounderarajan. Read More »

Bracing For The Bomb Cyclone: Songs For Storms

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You may have seen this week's storm described using the terms " bombogenesis " and " bomb cyclone ". Along the way, the chilling storm is expected to bring snow and ice to Georgia, the Carolinas, the DC area and other states along its frigid path. Read More »

Motel 6 Faces Boycott Over ICE Cooperation

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents without a warrant. Motel 6 has faced scrutiny since September, when a Phoenix publication uncovered evidence that two Arizona locations had been regularly handing over guests' information to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents who were on the lookout for immigrants staying in the country illegally. Read More »

Four policemen killed in Sopore IED blast

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They were on patrol when the improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in Sopore, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the main city of Srinagar . The area has been cordoned off and a search operation is underway. No group has yet claimed the responsibility of the blast. "My deepest condolences to their families", Chief Minister wrote on twitter. Separatists had called for a protest shutdown and a march in the town on Saturday. Read More »

Trump administration proposes $18b for border wall extension

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The plans are laid out in a document prepared by the Department of Homeland Security for a group of senators who asked the administration to detail its request for border security, a Wall Street Journal report said. Trump said previous year that he was ending DACA but gave Congress until March to deliver a legislative fix. Mexico has steadfastly rejected President Trump's demand that Mexico pay for the wall and few doubt that United States taxpayers will foot the bill - if the wall ends up ... Read More »

Weekend Open Forum: You win the lottery - what happens next?

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The likelihood of winning either of these jackpots is close to 1-in-300 million and the likelihood of winning both the jackpots, totaling more than $1.2 billion, is 1-in-88-quadrillion. "I just hope whoever gets it shares it", added fellow ticket-buyer Patrick Travers. The biggest Mega Millions jackpot dates back to 2012 when three winners split $656 million. Read More »

What are the new pot laws in Moorpark?

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Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) calls it a prudent step. "DOJ's move will slow down the rise of Big Marijuana and stop the massive infusion of money going to fund pot sweets, cookies, ice cream and other kid-friendly pot edibles", he said. Read More »

Arun Jaitley attacks Congress over its stand on triple talaq

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Slamming the Congress for stalling the bill, Mr Kumar said, "The Congress is doing injustice to the Muslim women by opposing the triple talaq bill". Even the reference of the Bill to a select committee can only aid the BJP attempt to burnish its reformist credentials. He also proposed names of members who could be part of the committee. Read More »

New Zealand set victory target of 316 runs for Pakistan

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Pakistan's Sarfraz Ahmed and Kane Williamson of New Zealand shake hands after the toss for the first one-day global (ODI) in Basin Reserve, Wellington , New Zealand , January 6, 2017. The numbers are highly in favour of New Zealand . After Williamson went, Nicholls followed in the next over for 50. Fellow opener Martin Guptill was travelling at a more modest pace, but picked up his scoring rate before he was out for 48 at 156-2 after hitting four fours and also nailing two ... Read More »

Plane, pilot missing in Gulf of Mexico

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Officials said Thursday that Kinsinger was tracked by fighter jets flying over the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard spokeswoman Lexie Preston in New Orleans said Thursday that Coast Guard aircraft are searching for the plane in a broad area off the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Read More »

Iran protests: 450 reportedly arrested in Tehran amid deadly anti-government demonstrations

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Police officers used tear gas and water cannons to disperse crowds as the demonstrations grew rowdier. The Iranian people were chanting "hardliners, moderates, the game is now over."In a nutshell, due to these reasons, the character of recent protests in Iran was unique and distinct in comparison to other uprisings that occurred in the four-decade history of the Islamic Republic". Read More »

Donald Trump Democratic senators question US President's North Korea tweets

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Trump's director of social media Dan Scavino Jr. responded to a CNN reporter reaching out to Twitter about the matter by lashing out. Twitter released a statement Friday after a number of Twitter users said the January 2 tweet threatening nuclear war violated Twitter's revised Terms of Service, launching a campaign to stomp out violent threats on their platform, often by shutting down offending accounts. Read More »

Employment growth continues across Canada, mixed in PA

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Canada's employment report for December and November trade data are due on Friday, which could help guide expectations for Bank of Canada interest rate hikes in 2018. Economist Robert Kavcic said in a research note the Bank of Canada may move this month if a survey of executives the central bank publishes on Monday also shows strength. Read More »

US Republican senators seek charges against Trump dossier author

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Blumenthal appeared on MSNBC tonight, and Steve Kornacki--filling in for Chris Matthews--asked him if he's aware of the evidence they're citing "that justifies the investigation". Nunes' committee has been seeking information about Steele's research for months. A release from the committee said that the referral, which is based on both classified and publicly available information unearthed by investigators, does not pertain to the veracity of claims in the dossier. Read More »

Israel passes law making future division of Jerusalem tougher

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As one of the authority's largest doners, Trump could inflict "great pain" on the Palestinians, says The Washington Post . Some Israeli officials welcomed Trump's aid cut plan, saying it put due pressure on the Palestinians. Donald Trump will hold an exclusive party for countries who did not vote to approve a United Nations resolution condemning his administration's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Read More »

THC on track to deliver medicinal cannabis following exportation approval

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He added being aware that they have an Aussie market and a global market boosts the likelihood of growing and production. The growth of weed Down Under is still relatively small as recreational use still remains illegal. Anthony Albanese, the opposition frontbencher, described the changes as a "sensible move forward" for Australia . The government legalized patient access to medicinal cannabis at the federal level in 2016, though rules differ at the state level. Read More »

Maryland native DeWanda Wise to make Marvel movie debut in 'Captain Marvel'

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The first character that comes to mind is Monica Rambeau , the first female character to inhabit the Captain Marvel title, though she remained relatively removed from the original Captain, Mar-Vell. The biggest idea is that she could be playing the character of Monica Rambeau. It will be part of the MCU's expansion into its "cosmic" universe, dealing with the menacing Kree alien race and an origin story that involves alien DNA being fused with our hero. Read More »

Friday weather: Rainy and windy, with highs in the mid-50s

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With 25 miles per hour winds and 36 miles per hour gusts, it still felt like 3 degrees below zero . According to Weather Underground, the lowest temperature in the area could be found in rural St. Cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 13 by 4am. Other notable lows included Batavia at -26 wind chills and -21 at the Jamestown airport. There will be a southeast wind of 7 miles per hour. Read More »

Ranbir Kapoor's Dutt biopic to hit the theatres on 29th June 2018

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While the title of the biopic is yet to be officially announced, fans have already started calling it Sanju, which is how Dutt's fans affectionately call him in real life - Sanju baba . She said, "We did a couple of tests, from when she had short hair to when she had long hair". Ranbir Kapoor who has given his blood and sweat to the film being made on Sanjay Dutt's life is in a happy spot now. Read More »

Lucknow's Haj House painted saffron by Yogi Adityanath govt

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Significantly, the change in colour scheme of the State Haj House, which is used as a transit House by Haj pilgrims, came a day after the Yogi Adityanth government ordered to curtail madrasa holidays for Muslim festivals and made mandatory to keep madrasas closed on Diwali, Dussehra, Rakashabandhan, Christmas to celebrate festivals of Hindu and other faith. Read More »

India Dalit Leader Calls Off Mumbai Strike

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Major roads connecting the island city to the suburbs like Eastern Express Highway, Western Express Highway, Jogeshwari Vikhroli Link Road, Santacruz-Chembur Link Road, and Sion-Panvel Road remained blocked for several hours. The battle of Koregaon was fought between British East India Company and the Peshwa faction on Bhima River on January 1, 1818. The police had said that clashes took place at Bhima-Koregaon when people were headed towards the war memorial in the city, which is about 300 ... Read More »