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Philippines tropical storm death toll climbs to 30, officials say

Philippines tropical storm death toll climbs to 30, officials say It was forecast to smash into the tip of the western island of Palawan late Saturday, the state weather service said. The Philippines is pummeled by 20 major storms each year on average, many of them deadly. After slicing across Mindanao on Friday, Tembin sped west over the Sulu Sea with gusts of 95 kilometres an hour. Caritas increased aid efforts in Leyte, an island devastated in 2013 by sup... [Full Article...]

Gov. Cuomo signs emergency executive order to deliver property tax deductibility

Gov. Cuomo signs emergency executive order to deliver property tax deductibility He has, however, for weeks been decrying the Republican tax cut which limits to $10,000 the deductibility of state and local taxes including property and school taxes. Further, pre-paying school taxes - which is the largest tax bill for most NY homeowners - may not be possible except for residents of a handful of districts. [Full Article...]

The California wildfires by the numbers

The California wildfires by the numbers The huge wildfire that burned hundreds of homes in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties is now the largest in California's recorded history. And with about 65% of the colossal Thomas Fire contained, the end may be a long way off. Any new growth on the fire will likely be due to controlled burns by firefighters. The Thomas Fire has killed two people : firefighter Cory Iverson and civilian Virg... [Full Article...]

Hellsgate firefighters head to California blazes

Hellsgate firefighters head to California blazes The Thomas Fire is now number two, having surpassed the Rush Fire in August 2012 that burned 271,911 acres in California (and 43,666 acres in Nevada). The Cedar fire had been recognized as the biggest California wildfire in terms of acreage since 1932. Firefighters used three days of calm conditions to bulldoze containment lines and set controlled fires to clear dry brush. [Full Article...]

Powerball, Mega Millions almost $550 million combined; Ohio Lottery results

Saturday. There have been a lot of lottery losers over the past three months, which makes for major jackpots just in time for Christmas. The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $300 million for Saturday night's drawing. A single ticket costs $2, with an extra dollar if you add the Powerplay option. In addition to the educational beneficiaries, players have won more than $11.8 billion in prize... [Full Article...]

Rahul chairs first CWC meeting as party chief

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh, senior party leaders Motilal Vora, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Janardan Dwivedi, Mallikarjun Kharge, Karan Singh, Anand Sharma, Mohsina Kidwai, Ambika Soni, CP Joshi, Kamal Nath, BK Hariprasad and Oscar Fernandes are also attending the meeting, along with party in- charges for various states. [Full Article...]

9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel rules against Trump travel ban

9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel rules against Trump travel ban The court, which heard oral arguments in the case last month, ruled that Trump exceeded his authority in issuing the September 24 travel ban proclamation. "This ruling again confirms that the president has gone far beyond the immigration powers that he has, and has ignored the law in issuing this discriminatory order". [Full Article...]

Coast Guard | Sea turtle found tangled in $53M worth of cocaine

Coast Guard | Sea turtle found tangled in $53M worth of cocaine Crew aboard the cutter Thetis pulled in the contraband but noticed the sea turtle struggling among the packages full of white powder, Fox News reports. It's just one more hazard for sea turtles - most species of which are at least threatened - in their natural habitat. After briefing command, the crew cut the lines, which had caused "significant chaffing" on the turtle's neck and flippers, and... [Full Article...]

Two storms inbound for Newfoundland over the holidays

Two storms inbound for Newfoundland over the holidays Light snow has already developed from Lower Michigan to NY state and northern New England. It will surge over the top of stubborn cold air near the surface Friday night into Saturday in parts of north central MA and northern and western New England in particular. [Full Article...]

Honduras Election Result Dispute: Opposition Candidate Accepts Dialogue

Honduras Election Result Dispute: Opposition Candidate Accepts Dialogue The Honduran electoral tribunal declared Hernandez victor of the November 26 election last weekend amid strident opposition protests over the vote count in the impoverished Central American country, which is a major hub for drug trafficking. [Full Article...]

Facebook releases tool to let users see Russian content they've interacted with

Facebook releases tool to let users see Russian content they've interacted with Facebook has rolled out its new hub to help some users figure out if they interacted with Russian propaganda during the 2016 USA presidential election. In all, Facebook estimates, as many as 150 million Americans may have been exposed to content from the Internet Research Agency. However, the tool released Friday won't actually tell users whether they saw any of those ads. [Full Article...]

Mamma e figlio morti in un incidente

Mamma e figlio morti in un incidente Per i rilievi è intervenuta la polizia municipale: effettuati sull'automobilista, rimasto illeso, anche i test per alcol e droga. Si svolgeranno domani, sabato 23 dicembre, alle 15 a Laterina, in provincia di Arezzo, i funerali di Francesco Mosconi, morto a 4 anni nell'incidente di Castiglion Fibocchi di martedì 19 dicembre. [Full Article...]

Steve Bannon grew disillusioned with Trump's governing style

Steve Bannon grew disillusioned with Trump's governing style Vanity Fair reporter Gabriel Sherman spent months following ousted White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon , and his heavily armed security detail, around the globe and observed the Breitbart executive back a losing candidate, air grievances about his Trump administration rivals-namely Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump-and bask in his own self-mythology. [Full Article...]

Report on Las Vegas Shooting to be Released by October

Report on Las Vegas Shooting to be Released by October The Clark County, Nevada, coroner released a statement Thursday night confirming Stephen Paddock's cause and manner of death. All 58 deaths were ruled homicides. Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have not said publicly what they think motivated Paddock, who was armed with an arsenal of assault-style weapons and ammunition. [Full Article...]

Sheriff: Suspect found unarmed in police shootout that killed a child

Sheriff: Suspect found unarmed in police shootout that killed a child The suspect ended up at a mobile home park about 1 mile away. The boy was inside the home. According to Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, it is not clear what triggered the four uniformed officers to discharge their handguns and at least one rifle in their confrontation with the woman. [Full Article...]

North Korea Testing Anthrax-Tipped Missiles

North Korea Testing Anthrax-Tipped Missiles Skin infections of anthrax are less deadly. The North was also thought to be among the world's largest possessors of chemical weapons, ranking third after the United States and Russian Federation, according to the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), a non-profit organization aiming at protecting lives and the environment from nuclear, biological, radiological, chemical, and cyber dangers. [Full Article...]

Man accused of plotting terror attack on SF's Pier 39

Man accused of plotting terror attack on SF's Pier 39 The suspect, Everitt Aaron Jameson , 26, of Modesto, Calif., was arrested this week by the Federal Bureau of Investigation at his home for allegedly planning to target San Francisco's bustling Pier 39, officials said. The agent said the NY attack he was referring to was the October 31 attack during which a driver used his truck to killed nine people. The FBI discovered that Jameson was discharg... [Full Article...]

Birmingham named 2022 Commonwealth Games host city

Birmingham named 2022 Commonwealth Games host city The event, which is expected to take place from 27 July - 7 August 2022, marks 20 years since the Games were held in England - Manchester 2002. The Games were originally awarded to Durban two years ago but the South African city was stripped of them earlier in the year after running into financial difficulties. [Full Article...]

United Nations imposes new sanctions on North Korea

United Nations imposes new sanctions on North Korea In the document, announced on Monday, Mr Trump said Washington had to deal with the challenge posed by North Korea's weapons programmes. But the resolution doesn't include even harsher sanctions sought by the Trump administration, such as prohibiting all oil imports and freezing the worldwide assets of North Korea's government and its leader, Kim Jong Un . [Full Article...]

Pounds of Pot Was for Christmas Presents, Elderly Couple Says

Pounds of Pot Was for Christmas Presents, Elderly Couple Says During the traffic stop, deputies noticed a strong smell of raw marijuana, the sheriff's department says. They conducted a search, and inside the truck's topper, found approximately 60 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of more than $300,000. [Full Article...]


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