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Actor Rob Lowe thanks Thomas firefighters with home-cooked meal

The fire churning through brush in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties has burned more than 1,000 structures, including at least 750 homes. Crews fighting the enormous fire hope to take advantage of a two-day window of calmer winds before potentially unsafe gusts return at mid-week, according to the Associated Press (AP). [Full Article...]

Woman, 22, mauled to death by own pitbulls

Woman, 22, mauled to death by own pitbulls The disturbing case has made headlines across the country, and with misinformation being spread on social media, the sheriff's office held a press conference Monday afternoon to help clarify exactly what happened. The sheriff recommended that the dogs be put down and the family gave their permission. "Once a dog tastes human flesh, it's no longer safe to have that dog around humans". [Full Article...]

NDP bans grizzly bear hunt in BC effective immediately

NDP bans grizzly bear hunt in BC effective immediately Coinciding with the increase in public concern for animal welfare, B.C's Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, Doug Donaldson stated " we have listened to what British Columbians have to say on this issue and it is abundantly clear that the grizzly hunt is not in line with their values ." . [Full Article...]

Ex-wife of slain NBA participant Lorenzen Wright is arrested

Ex-wife of slain NBA participant Lorenzen Wright is arrested The break eventually lead authorities to Billy R. Turner, once a deacon at the church where Wright's ex-wife Sherra Wright-Robinson was a minister. Now that the Sherra Wright is in custody in Riverside California , she'll be extradited back to Memphis , and the process she'll go through will be relatively simple. [Full Article...]

Syria's Assad calls USA.-backed militias "traitors"

Syria's Assad calls USA.-backed militias A USA -led global coalition against Islamic State has given military support to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias that now controls almost a quarter of Syria. Kurds account for an estimated 15 percent of Syria's population, and their forces now control a large part of the country. Regime forces unilaterally withdrew from Kurdish areas in mid-2012 in a... [Full Article...]

Pence postpones Mideast trip to mid-January, citing tax bill

Pence postpones Mideast trip to mid-January, citing tax bill Mike Pence , an evangelical Christian, is a strong backer of Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Pence was also scheduled to meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and to deliver a speech to the Israeli Knesset. [Full Article...]

Thales to buy Gemalto

Thales to buy Gemalto Gemalto has rejected Atos' $5.06bn bid, in a move to boost Atos' technology consulting firm's cybersecurity expertise - including Gemalto's SIM and credit card chip business. Thales said the deal will secure it valuable "technologies and competencies" in these markets, and will also add more than $3 billion in annual revenues. [Full Article...]

Mortal Engines Trailer: Peter Jackson Presents an Epic New Saga

Mortal Engines Trailer: Peter Jackson Presents an Epic New Saga From Universal Pictures , Mortal Engines is set in a world thousands of years after civilisation was destroyed where enormous moving cities roam the earth. He also worked as an animation director on Peter Jackson's King Kong , a visual effects supervisor on The Lovely Bones and a previsualization supervisor on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. [Full Article...]

Sen. Casey To Congress: Focus On Passing CHIP, Not Tax Overhaul Bill

Sen. Casey To Congress: Focus On Passing CHIP, Not Tax Overhaul Bill Meanwhile, several states, including Pennsylvania, are on the verge of running out of funding for this vital program. "Health care, it's a very challenging industry, especially when our government doesn't want to fund basic things like children's healthcare", said Dr. [Full Article...]

Mystery donor drops $200K in Salvation Army kettle

Mystery donor drops $200K in Salvation Army kettle If you would like to help, the organization is still in need of bell ringers. So far they've only collected 47 percent of their $800,000 goal. Coselmon thinks they're down this year for a bunch of different reasons. He busted out his trombone with the Flint Citadel band and brought the red kettle inside. "For 480 plus children, this means that they'll have a Christmas", said volunteer Cindy ... [Full Article...]

The gun used in Tupac's murder has mysteriously disappeared

The gun used in Tupac's murder has mysteriously disappeared The gun was reportedly found in someone's backyard and later turned over to the authorities. In the meantime, A&E is airing the final episode of Who Killed Tupac on Tuesday night? Brennan set up ballistic testing for the weapon and results came back positive as a match for the gun behind Pac's murder . [Full Article...]

Latest ISIS Attack In Afghanistan Is Bad News For US Effort

Latest ISIS Attack In Afghanistan Is Bad News For US Effort ON THEIR TOES Afghan security forces stand guard at the side of an ongoing attack in Kabul on Monday. USA and Afghan special operations forces are also preparing to launch a campaign against the group in northwestern Faryab and Jowzjan provinces, where it has gained a foothold, officials said. [Full Article...]

Trump Judicial Nominee Withdraws After Vid Of Confirmation Hearing Went Viral

Trump Judicial Nominee Withdraws After Vid Of Confirmation Hearing Went Viral In his letter to the president, Petersen said he's withdrawing because he doesn't want to be "a distraction" to the administration. He bemoaned his performance at his confirmation hearing, saying, "I had hoped that my almost two decades of public service would carry more weight than my worst two minutes on television". [Full Article...]

Holiday Travel Weather: When Should We Leave To Beat The Snow?

Holiday Travel Weather: When Should We Leave To Beat The Snow? Potent, unsettled conditions will start to affect the United Kingdom around Christmas Eve, especially around exposed stretches of coast, and turbulent weather is expected to continue throughout the holiday period. As of now, chances exist but they aren't looking too great, and will more than likely rely on a Christmas Eve snow that sticks. Will there be 1-inch of snow on the ground in about a... [Full Article...]

Trump says he's not considering firing Special Counsel Mueller

Trump says he's not considering firing Special Counsel Mueller US President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was not planning to fire Robert Mueller , the special counsel investigating alleged collusion between Trump aides and Russian Federation during the 2016 election. Another key element of the Mueller investigation is whether Trump has attempted to obstruct justice, whether by firing Comey or, according to Comey's testimony, seeking to have investigati... [Full Article...]

Kerala communists place Kim Jong-un as hero, BJP not amused

Kerala communists place Kim Jong-un as hero, BJP not amused Although the sense of national mourning is less intense than in previous years, North Koreans are expected to avoid drinking, entertainment and inappropriate displays of enjoyment on the day before and the day of the anniversary. Shi Yinhong, an expert in global relations, said today that China - once a key ally of North Korea - is rapidly losing control of the situation on the Korean peninsula. [Full Article...]

Zuma 'Must Apply' to Join ANC Veterans League - Zikalala

Zuma 'Must Apply' to Join ANC Veterans League - Zikalala Ramaphosa, a former trade union leader who later became a businessman and is now one of the richest people in South Africa , has vowed to fight corruption and revitalise the economy, a message that has gone down well with foreign investors. [Full Article...]

Amtrak train derails off overpass and flips onto highway in Washington state

Amtrak train derails off overpass and flips onto highway in Washington state The Washington Amtrak train derailment reportedly left one vehicle dangling off an overpass on Interstate 5 close to Mounts Road in Pierce County. Injuries have been reported in the derailment of a passenger Amtrak train near Olympia. "There were crushed cars underneath". An Amtrak train has derailed roughly 40 miles (64 kilometers) south of Seattle , spilling cars onto a busy interstate. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom police respond to 'significant incident' at RAF base

United Kingdom police respond to 'significant incident' at RAF base Air Force was scouted out in 2015 by an Islamic extremist who eventually received a life sentence for plotting an attack against U.S. military personnel. A statement for the base said the lockdown had later been lifted. According to initial reports , an unidentified individual was arrested after trying to force his way through a checkpoint in a vehicle. [Full Article...]

Mother, 3 children dead in BK house fire

Mother, 3 children dead in BK house fire At least three were hospitalized with serious injuries, while three others suffered minor injuries. The fire broke out around 2 a.m.in a home at 1945 East 14th Street. "The fire did start and it got a good start before a neighbor noticed it and called us". The blaze began near the front of the home on the first floor before moving upstairs to the second floor and eventually to the attic, offic... [Full Article...]


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