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California natural disaster rattles area east of San Jose

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A 3.9-magnitude quake hit at around 10:32 p.m. local time in Alum Rock, San Jose, and it had a depth of around 5.5 miles, according to the seismic agency. Neither natural disaster was responsible for injuries or notable damage, but residents said they were surprised by the tremors. "My daughter felt it as well". Read More »

GST collection for November- 80808 crores

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The GST collections slipped to their lowest in November as rates were cut on dozens of goods to make the new national sales tax regime more acceptable. The government had then said that since implementation of some of the main features of GST such as matching of returns, e-way bill as well as reverse charge mechanism had been postponed, the tax compliance may not be up to the mark. Read More »

Grandma finds Rahul Gandhi 'handsome', he sends 'big hug'

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Well.the sweetest part here is that she got her wish fulfilled. An adorable tweet started doing rounds on Twitter in which a Twitter user said, 'Today my grandmother turned 107. What the grandmother-granddaughter duo wouldn't have even imagined was that they would soon also be receiving a call from Rahul himself. "Best, Rahul." He even called up Ms Sikand and spoke to her 107-year-old grandmother wishing her a happy birthday. Read More »

Barack Obama To Prince Harry

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Asked how he felt on the day he left office in January, Obama described mixed feelings. However, Obama did say that when he gets to "spend an extra forty-five minutes talking to Michelle or having a long breakfast", this slower rate of life seems like a good thing. Read More »

Melania Trump Posts Santa Selfie as First Family Celebrates Christmas in Florida

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Before arriving for the service, the president took to Twitter late Sunday and claimed credit for "leading the charge" against the "assault" on Christmas . Melania and Trump also spoke to children and members of the military by phone. The president and Melania are spending Christmas at his resort in Palm Beach, Florida , alongside their children and grandchildren. Read More »

Syria OKs evacuation of 300 civilians from Ghouta

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It is not clear if the Syrian government will agree to more than 29 evacuations and there are concerns over how the evacuees will be treated, having come from a rebel-held area and into Assad's center of power in Damascus. Although Eastern Ghouta is officially a "de-escalation zone" under Russian-led ceasefire deals for rebel territory, fighting there has continued. On Sunday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey was working with Russia , President Bashar al-Assad's ally, on the ... Read More »

Trump golfs a day after 'back to work' tweet

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Perdue topped Golf Digest's list of best politician golfers past year. In his first year of presidency, he has spent 111 days at one of his properties out of the 340 days since he took office in January. "Today and every day, we're incredibly thankful for you and for your families", Trump told the troops. During his 2016 campaign, Trump promised he would largely give up the game if were elected president. Read More »

China Halts Oil Products' Exports to North Korea Amid New UN Sanctions

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Chosuilbo , a South Korean news outlet, quoted unnamed government officials of their country, who identified the ships - seen in the satellite images - as vessels from China and North Korea, engaging in illegal trade. Washington and Beijing have agreed to install a military hotline for emergency talks on North Korea, according to the Asahi Shimbun on Monday. South Korea has been trying to improve ties with China after suffering economic hardships stemming from Beijing's displeasure ... Read More »

Multiple-fatality crash reported near Abilene

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DICKINSON COUNTY- Four people died in an accident just after 10a.m. Tuesday in Dickinson County. The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office says the crash happened around 10 a.m. The other three occupants weren't wearing seat belts, KHP said. Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the number of people killed in the crash. Read More »

"We Are Here To Change The Constitution", Says Union Minister, Hegde

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The minister must come to the House and tender an apology to the House and the nation. "Yes, Constitution has given that right to say 'we are secular and we will say it". "We are here to change the Constitution and we'll change it". In Belagavi, the Karnataka Dalit Yuva Sanghatane staged a protest, demanding that Hegde be dropped from the Union cabinet for his controversial remarks. Read More »

India's Himachal Pradesh state gets new chief minister

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Thakur, a former state unit chief and rural development and panchayati raj minister from 2010 to 2012 in the government headed by Dhumal, is a Rajput leader considered close to the RSS . The BJP won nine of the 10 seats in Mandi this time. Earlier Chief Ministers of Himachal hailed from Shimla , Kangra and Sirmaur districts. He did his post-graduation from Panjab University in Chandigarh and made a decision to join politics when he was in his 20s. Read More »

Australian woman faces verdict in Malaysia drugs case

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Judge Datuk Ghazali Cha said the defence had raised reasonable doubt and that Exposto was blinded by her love for a man she met online. Customs officials noticed an item inside that appeared "green" during scans of Exposto's belongings at Kuala Lumpur airport. Read More »

Oil remains near 2015 highs on tight market outlook

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WTI broke through $60 a barrel for the first time since June 2015 in the previous session. -February light, sweet crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange was recently down 0.4% at $59.72 a barrel in the Globex trading session. EIA data implies a slight supply shortfall of 180,000 bpd for the first quarter of 2018. A major factor countering efforts by OPEC and Russian Federation efforts to prop up prices is USA oil production, which has soared more than 16 percent since mid-2016 and is ... Read More »

Tyson Chandler throws down game-winning alley-oop with .6 seconds

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What makes the moment even crazier is that Chandler had no idea what the rule was. While Bender and Chandler executed the play to perfection, it wouldn't have been possible without the tip Triano gave his players in a prior timeout. By halftime, he already had 20 points and the Suns were up 57-53. Triano said he felt Booker got a little tired towards the end. The game would remain tight throughout. Read More »

Bitterly cold temps take control

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Temperatures barely rebound during the afternoon with highs in the 20s to lower 30s Wednesday . Friday's shortwave moving across the South looked more fearsome on the long-range models a couple days ago, but may end up getting suppressed far to the south by the expanding Arctic high pressure. Read More »

Delhi Jal Board hikes water tariff by 20%

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Earlier, the water tariff for those consuming above 20,000 litres per month was Rs 286.89. An official said, "Even if you forget that the DJB is taking on new projects to ensure that everyone in Delhi has water, it is simply not easy to provide water to everyone, especially when water is becoming increasingly scarce". Read More »

3 takeaways from win over NIU in Quick Lane Bowl

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The losing streak hit five with a 24-3 loss at Virginia Tech, and got to six after a five-point loss to Army. "We really played pretty well for a part of that game, and then it just slipped". The ball was snapped to Northern Illinois' punter. If the pass had been completed, the Huskies still may not have gotten a first down. It's their fourth winning season in the past five years. Read More »

After arrest, 'Real Housewives' star Luann de Lesseps issues apology

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She wrote, "This was my first time in Palm Beach since my wedding, and being there brought up long-buried emotions". They also add that she said, "I'm going to kill you all". De Lesseps announced their divorce in August. De Lesseps became a countess after her prior marriage to Count Alexandre de Lesseps . She was also advised against incriminating herself after he allegedly suggested that she may have a drinking problem. Read More »

The new 'Black Panther' trailer has us so hyped

It looks like the Black Panther is preparing to strike, and it's definitely one of the coolest shots of the King of Wakanda we've ever seen. What else did you spot here that has you more ready for Black Panther than you thought was humanly possible when you woke up this morning? Already, the unique blockbuster is generating tons of buzz online and early tracking indicates Black Panther will have a massive opening . Read More »

Guatemala Says It Will Transfer Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

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In a short post on his official Facebook account on Sunday, Morales said he had made a decision to move the embassy from Tel Aviv after talking to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. US officials have said that move could take at least two years. In all, 128 nations voted to maintain the global consensus that Jerusalem's status can only be decided through peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. Read More »

Oswego County homeowners can now prepay 2018 property taxes

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The tax law, enacted just before Christmas, has prompted some local governments to revise their rules in a bid to facilitate the last-minute change in federal tax strategies. "We understand that for some, it would not be feasible nor practical". Individuals and municipalities can benefit from an early payment of taxes this year before the newly-passed tax bill impacts expenditures for 2018. Read More »

Police swarm upstate NY home after 4 bodies found in basement

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Police Capt. Daniel DeWolf says the deaths appear to be suspicious. Investigators said the property manager found four people unresponsive in the unit and called for help. "Especially at this time of year". All of the deceased were reportedly found in the basement of the 5,852-square-foot residence. They did not reveal the names of the victims or their ages. Read More »

The Library of Congress will no longer archive every tweet

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We're looking at Twitter from a research and scholarship perspective as providing a reflection of everyday life as well as showing the development and impact of significant events. "Given the unknown direction of social media when the gift was first planned, the Library made an exception for public tweets", it explains in the white paper . Read More »

Today is the first day of Kwanzaa

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Kwanzaa ends January 1 with a feast and gifts. Owen's notes that Kwanzaa's seven principles "are identical to the seven principles of the infamous Symbionese Liberation Army, the murderous, bank-robbing gang of revolutionary terrorists who kidnapped newspaper heiress Patty Hearst in 1974". Read More »