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4 bodies found in basement apartment in upstate NY

4 bodies found in basement apartment in upstate NY Authorities in Troy are investigating multiple deaths on 2nd Avenue. Daniel DeWolf told the Albany Times Union that the deaths appeared suspicious, but did not reveal whether there were any weapons at the scene. "It's awful, terrible, sad", DeWolf told the newspaper. Troy Police asked for the assistance of New York State Police, which has released few details as of 3:20 p.m. [Full Article...]

Library of Congress will no longer collect every public tweet

Library of Congress will no longer collect every public tweet Effective Jan. 1, 2018, the Library will acquire tweets on a selective basis-similar to our collections of web sites. In 2013, the data already represented hundreds of terabytes. The very notion that the research arm of the United States Congress-the country's oldest federal cultural institution and the largest library in the world-had interest in the public prattle of people publishing thoughts a... [Full Article...]

Today is the first day of Kwanzaa

Today is the first day of Kwanzaa Provided photo The kinara, a seven-branched candleholder, sits among several symbols of Kwanzaa , a weeklong African-American cultural and historical celebration that began on Tuesday. In addition to lighting the kinara, Kwanzaa ceremonies come with food, which can range from African creole, Cajun catfish and West Indian jerk chicken, to collard greens, gumbo and black-eyed- peas. [Full Article...]

Governor issues exec order to allow early property tax filing

Governor issues exec order to allow early property tax filing In nearby Arlington County, chief deputy treasurer Kim Rucker told local television station Fox 5 that the increased pace of residents looking to cover 2018 tax bills ahead of the year has prompted hundreds of calls during the normally quiet Christmas period, and dozens of prepayments a day. [Full Article...]

U.S. sanctions two more North Korean officials over ballistic missile programme

The UN Security Council unanimously voted to impose new sanctions on North Korea on Friday in response to its recent intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test. The overwhelming majority of North Korea's trade - 90 percent - is with or facilitated by China, and despite agreed-upon United Nations sanctions, much of this economic activity continues. [Full Article...]

Justine Damond's death hijacked by white nationalist group

Police spokesman John Elder said an officer cleared the shrine when the department learned that it was displayed outside its headquarters. Damond was shot in the alley behind her home after calling 911 to report a possible assault. I condemn the perpetrators and their tactics in the strongest possible terms. He added, " Identity Evropa and those who share their values have no place in our city... [Full Article...]

House of Delegates race

House of Delegates race A dramatic race for a seat in Virginia's House of Delegates took another turn Tuesday as the Virginia State Board of Elections postponed a lot draw to determine victor of a House of Delegates race. According to Virginia law, House races that result in a tie need to be decided " by lot ". This past November saw a wave of Democrats take out Republicans - and a lot of them were in the more mode... [Full Article...]

Orrin Hatch grateful for 'honor' from Utah newspaper criticizing him

The Salt Lake Tribune named Hatch their " Utahn of the Year ", an honor the paper said is given to an impactful Utahn, whether their contributions were " for good or for ill ". Sen. Hatch may want to go back and read the Tribune's accompanying editorial again. The piece then called on him to not seek another term in 2018 saying the move would choke off a rising generation of leaders in the ... [Full Article...]

2 lifelong best friends discover they're brothers

2 lifelong best friends discover they're brothers After doing a search on Ancestry.com and taking a DNA test, the men found out that they actually had the same birth mother. This is definitely a Christmas they won't soon forget - not for the gifts they get, but for the brother they've both discovered who was there all along. [Full Article...]

Indian media gives credit of Jadhav's meeting with family to PM Modi

Indian media gives credit of Jadhav's meeting with family to PM Modi Wife and mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav at Pakistan Foreign Affairs Ministry in Islamabad . From Pakistan's side, Foreign Office Director for India, Dr Fareha Bugti, was present at the meeting. He made it clear that the meeting of Jadhav with his family was not the last and he was under no immediate threat of execution. "It should be categorically registered", he added. [Full Article...]

'Sound of Music' actress Heather Menzies-Urich dies at 68

'Sound of Music' actress Heather Menzies-Urich dies at 68 Her son Ryan said: "She was an actress , a ballerina and loved living her life..." In the film's iconic scene where aspiring nun Maria (Julie Andrews) is introduced to her seven charges, Menzies-Urich's Louisa is remembered for attempting to impersonate her younger sibling, Brigitta. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation ready to act as mediator for U.S. and North Korea

Russian Federation ready to act as mediator for U.S. and North Korea Russia-US ties have also been overshadowed by other issues, such as the seizure of the Russian diplomatic property in the United States and Moscow's response measures, as well as mutual accusations of violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. [Full Article...]

First flight for the largest amphibian aircraft in the world

First flight for the largest amphibian aircraft in the world Leng Yixun, a senior project manager in charge of the AG600, said China has about 18,000 km of coastline, more than 6,500 islands and reefs and a rapidly expanding marine industry, therefore it urgently needs an aircraft capable of providing emergency-response support and conducting long-distance maritime search and rescue. [Full Article...]

When Christmas is over at your house, recycle that tree

When Christmas is over at your house, recycle that tree For more on the city of Denver's tree recycling program visit their website . Several drop off sites will be available to residents who want to dispose of live Christmas trees they've displayed over the holiday season. Brad Belson, left, and Jacob Cook, both of Midland, organize trees at Doumel Tree Farms, 3765 Rockwell Drive, on December 6, 2017. Aside from these exceptions, normal hours a... [Full Article...]

2 kids, woman killed, officer shot in Christmas Day standoff

2 kids, woman killed, officer shot in Christmas Day standoff Police said they found the woman outside when they were called to the complex and officers were speaking with the "probable suspect" who was holed up inside a unit. Three loud pops rang out at the complex shortly after 10 p.m. Several officers returned fire and the man was taken into custody, Howard said. The identity of the man and the victims have not yet been released by authorities, but ac... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump: Phony Dossier Is a 'Crooked Hillary Pile of Garbage'

Donald Trump: Phony Dossier Is a 'Crooked Hillary Pile of Garbage' FBI CANNOT (after all of this time) VERIFY CLAIMS IN DOSSIER OF RUSSIA/TRUMP COLLUSION. It was recently revealed the Clinton campaign and DNC funded some of research behind it creation. ABC News reported last August that Fusion GPS was paid by a still-unknown Republican during that party's primaries to dig up dirt on Trump. "He's an experienced lawyer, he knows what the law is, he knows wha... [Full Article...]

The backlash begins: Lorde cops criticism for cancelling Israel show

Since the singer announced two stops in Russian Federation and one in Tel Aviv on Twitter last week, she was bombarded with calls for her to cancel the Israel show. Lorde responded on twitter to fans, explaining that she would get informed on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict before coming to any decisions regarding the upcoming show. [Full Article...]

Kane usurps Messi as Europe´s top scorer in 2017

Kane usurps Messi as Europe´s top scorer in 2017 Dele Alli and Son Heung-min also grabbed second-half goals for Mauricio Pochettino's home side. 67 Games he took to reach 50 Premier League away goals. Make no mistake: the Saints are in a relegation battle. Tottenham have now won five out of their last six matches while Southampton are winless in seven and there were some sarcastic chants from the visiting fans here that will not have ... [Full Article...]

Yorkshire woman due before Egyptian court on drug smuggling charge

Yorkshire woman due before Egyptian court on drug smuggling charge Plummer had claimed the painkiller, legal in the United Kingdom but banned in Egypt, was for her Egyptian partner, to treat his back pain. Her family were not in court this morning. "When they've seen her, she's like a zombie". Laura's sister, Rachel, said her mother, Roberta Sinclair, who travelled to Egypt for the hearings, was "devastated" by the sentence. [Full Article...]

United Nations imposes fresh sanctions on North Korea over ballistic missile tests

United Nations imposes fresh sanctions on North Korea over ballistic missile tests North Korea's test on November 29 of its most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile yet was its 20th launch of a ballistic missile this year, and added to fears that the North will soon have a military arsenal that can viably target the U.S. [Full Article...]


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