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Several shot in Long Beach, police say

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According to reports from the scene, at least one person died and "multiple" others were injured. Several witnesses said the shooting occurred in a building that housed a law office. By 3:30 p.m., police said there was no longer an active-shooter threat at the location. The number of victims and their conditions was unknown. We will continue to monitor this story and will provide the latest updates as they become available . Read More »

Amanda: 2018 is coming in COLD!

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Happy Thursday! Clouds have hung around through the night and temperatures as you head out the door this morning will be in the upper-20's to low-30's. The arctic air hangs around much of next week with sub-freezing temperatures possible through next Wednesday . If the skies would have cleared, most of the region could have dropped to near freezing. Read More »

Mega Millions jackpot at $306M for winning numbers drawing tonight

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Saturday's Megabucks Doubler drawing is the highest for the in-state game since March 11, when an $11.34 million jackpot was won on a ticket sold in Clinton. The odds of winning the Powerball drawing are 1 in 292.2 million. Of course if the chance of winning either game is ridiculous, the chance of winning both is ridiculous on steroids - 1 in 88 quadrillion, or 1 in 88,412,922,115,183,000 to be precise. Read More »

Trump 'disappointed' in China over North Korea sanctions

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The ship is thought to have transferred of some 6-hundred tons of oil to a North Korean vessel, the Sam Jong 2 , in worldwide waters a month earlier, on October 19th. "But it's probably more information sharing - the North Koreans want to know what's going on". "As North Korea continues to threaten global peace and security, we are steadfast in our determination to maximize economic pressure to isolate it from outside sources of trade and revenue while exposing its evasive tactics", ... Read More »

Mother of Wichita man killed by police: 'The cop murdered my son'

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Police don't think the man fired at officers, but the incident is still under investigation , he said. 'We got a call that someone was deceased in the residence and that proved not to be true. "This call was little peculiar for us". Livingston didn't say what caused the officer to shoot the man. While the gaming universe is built on the notion of competition, it has progressed into a far more aggressive, and potentially fatal, territory known as "swatting". Read More »

Israeli Soldiers Fire Six Shells Into Gaza

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Rocket warning sirens were heard shortly before midday in the Shaar Hanegev and Sedot Hanegev regions, sending frightened residents running to shelters. This is the first in more than 10 days that Israeli army and Palestinian militants will exchange fire. When asked if the rockets had been fired to coincide with the commemoration an army official said, that it "absolutely could be", the case. Read More »

NYPD unveils unprecedented security for New Year's Eve

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There will be an extra police presence both plainclothes and uniformed officers. "This is going to be one of the most well-policed, best-protected events in one of the safest venues in the entire world", said NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill. Read More »

Vanity Affair Apologizes For Suggesting Hillary Clinton Take Up Knitting

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However, three days later one line in the video became the focus of intense criticism leading to widespread outrage among Clinton supporters who decried the reference to "knitting" as sexist . There were reports in late 2012 that President Obama was considering appointing Wintour as the United States' ambassador to the United Kingdom, known formally in the U.K.as ambassador of the United States to the Court of St James's - a move that never happened. Read More »

Quadruple homicide described as "savagery"

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Shakera Symes, Shanta Meyers' sister, urged anyone with information to come forward. 'Give the information to the authorities so that they can help find the person who has destroyed us, emotionally, mentally. Tedesco noted the slayings were not a random act of violence and characterized the quadruple homicide as the worst he has seen yet. "After being in this business for nearly 42 years, I can't describe the savagery of this". Read More »

Energy Transfer Partners, LP (NYSE:ETP)

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Ironwood Investment Counsel Llc increased Energy Transfer Partners ( ETP ) stake by 316.93% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. We have $51.58 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:CUTR worth $59.01 million more. 35 funds opened positions while 75 raised stakes. Novare Capital Management Llc owns 276,099 shares or 0.89% of their U.S. portfolio. Weiss Multi, a Alabama-based fund reported 640,463 shares. Read More »

Women demonstrate unprecedented courage in Mashhad protest

Video footage of protests in at least three Iranian cities prompted warnings from authorities Friday and exposed citizen anger over lost investments initiated in the era of past president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - before the lifting of worldwide sanctions. Read More »

Himachal MLA slaps female cop, gets it back

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The Congress MLA later tendered an apology for the incident, saying "the lady constable misbehaved, abused me and nearly beat me, but I should not have lost my calm". I am her mother's age... but yes, I agree I should not have lost my temper. "I apologise", said Kumari. Party leaders and workers started jostling to enter the office soon after Gandhi went inside the building amid a tight security at the Congress office. Read More »

BJP moves privilege motion against Rahul for 'mocking' Jaitley

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We might suffer, we might not do well, we might even lose but we will not give up on the truth. The moment when India got her Constitution was the most important moment in our history, Rahul also said, adding that the document, the foundation of India given to the country by Dr Ambedkar, was under attack. Read More »

United States stocks open higher; S&P 500 tracking for best year since 2013

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The NASDAQ composite index tacked on 10.82 points to 6,950.16, as gains in big technology companies like Apple and Facebook offset declines in biotechnology stocks like Gilead and Amgen . Energy companies also rose following a spike in natural gas prices. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 2.42 percent from 2.43 percent late Thursday. Read More »

Man attempts getaway, speeds off Astoria pier in truck

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Halverson said it all started when someone called 911 around 10 a.m. Wednesday to report a prowler, trespassing on boats at a private shipping yard near Tongue Point. Astoria Police posted a video to their Facebook page yesterday showing the pickup being removed from the Columbia River by a crane on the pier. In a court filing, the arresting officer from the Astoria Police Department estimated that Erofeeff was driving 45 miles per hour when the pickup launched off the pier. Read More »

Christmas Storm Buries Pennsylvania City Under 5 Feet Of Snow

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Accumulating snow is expected for the final weekend of the year. Reports said the city of Erie, located 100 miles south-west from Buffalo, New York, and on the edge of Lake Erie, had seen 62.9 inches of snow fall since December 23. "The last two decades we haven't had as much snow as we used to have in the 1970s", Mayor Joseph Sinnott told the Washington Post . Officials urged people to avoid travel. Read More »

Echoes Of Trump: GOP Rep. Accuses Mueller Of Leading 'Witch Hunt'

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Kendall's op-ed comes as Trump's allies and some Republicans on Capitol Hill have called the objectivity and fairness of Mueller's probe into question, following revelations that an FBI agent assigned to the investigation had sent text messages criticizing Trump during the 2016 election. Read More »

Oregon Bakers Who Refused to Make Gay Wedding Cake Lose Appeal

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The Appeals Court ruled against Avakian on one point: The labor commissioner interpreted the Kleins' statements as evidence of an intent to discriminate in the future. The appeals court verdict, released on Thursday, came nearly nine months after attorneys representing the Kleins and the attorneys for the Bureau of Labor and Industries argued before the three-judge panel. Read More »

Parliament already determining presidential impeachment rules

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The political parties sought an order that the National Assembly should adopt rules governing the removal of president from office. As Judge Chris Jafta handed down the ruling, he said the court found the legislative assembly "did not hold the president to account" and must "put in place a mechanism that could be used for the removal of the president from office". Read More »

China denies improper NK oil supplies after Trump criticism

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Seoul has reported that at least four defectors from North Korea might have been exposed to radiation however researchers were unable to confirm if those signs were in any way related to Pyongyang's nuclear tests. Japanese PM issues warning about North Korea 01:16Along with a commitment to security, Pence will stress the Trump administration's commitment to economic engagement in the region, and according to officials, communicate that the withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific trade partnership ... Read More »

North Korean Soldier Who Defected South Has Anthrax Immunity

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The revelation about the defector comes a week after reports began circulating that North Korea had begun tests to load anthrax onto intercontinental ballistic missiles. Earlier this month, an official newspaper in a Chinese province adjoining North Korea offered its readers tips on protecting themselves from nuclear fallout. Read More »

Israel strikes Gaza Strip after rocket attack

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Army tanks and air crafts targeted two posts belonging to the Gaza-based Hamas group who preside over the coastal enclave. It added that two of the rockets were intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system. Israeli forces Friday detained four Palestinians in multiple predawn raids across the West Bank, said security sources and an activist. The Israeli army said there were "very small clashes" in a number of sites. Read More »