• Los Angeles is up in flames and ritzy homes are ablaze
Los Angeles is up in flames and ritzy homes are ablaze

The L.A. Times reports: "The fire was estimated to cover some 50 acres by 6:20 a.m., but Los Angeles fire officials said it was being fueled by 25 miles per hour winds and would likely grow even more". The ongoing Creek Fire in the Sylmar area has scorched more than 11,000 acres. Evacuations have also been ordered in the Shallow Hills area, b...

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  • Russian Federation brands nine media outlets 'foreign agents'
Russian Federation brands nine media outlets 'foreign agents'

The decision listed Voice of America and Radio Free Europe , both funded by the United States government, on a register of media "performing the functions of a foreign agent". A bill extending that law to media organisations sailed through both houses before President Vladimir Putin signed it last month. But Mr Bihr told Sky News there were ...

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  • Four people have died following a serious traffic collision in Wexford
Four people have died following a serious traffic collision in Wexford

Further down the road the spire of the Church of St Mary in Cushinstown can be seen. Drivers in the vicinity have been warned to avoid the area. The other two casualties died before they could be transferred to University Hospital Waterford .

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  • House of Cards production to resume without Spacey
House of Cards production to resume without Spacey

Netflix has announced production on the sixth season of House of Cards will resume early next year - without Kevin Spacey . At this time, scripts are still being produced before the show kicks back into production but the leading theory is that Spacey's character, disgraced president Frank Underwood, will be written off the show with so...

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  • Lebanon unwilling to harm Arab countries: Hariri
Lebanon unwilling to harm Arab countries: Hariri

Lebanese officials say Saudi Arabia coerced Hariri , a long-time ally of Saudi Arabia, into resigning and held him there against his will until an intervention by France led to his return to Lebanon last week, however, Saudi Arabia denies the charge.

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  • Willie Taggart named head football coach at FSU, reports say
Willie Taggart named head football coach at FSU, reports say

For now, Taggart will be the team's coach when they head to Las Vegas to take on the 25th-ranked Mountain West champion Boise State Broncos. While at Oregon, Taggart landed commitments from four-star prospects Warren Thompson and Isaiah Bolden despite each being high on FSU's target list.

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  • Trump tweets: Obama's shared more than sitting U.S. president
Trump tweets: Obama's shared more than sitting U.S. president

Despite his status as a truly prolific tweeter, President Donald Trump will not be finding any of his tweets on this year's official Twitter list of most retweeted tweets . The current United States president made neither the most-retweeted nor the most-shared lists this year. No. 1 was a teen seeking free Wendy's nuggets, which has been retwe...

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  • Cryptocurrency Backed By Oil To Be Created By Venezuela
Cryptocurrency Backed By Oil To Be Created By Venezuela

Venezuela has announced plans to launch a digital currency, "the petro", backed by the country's oil and mineral reserves. However, other than that the President offered very few details. That has dragged down the monthly minimum wage to a mere $4.30 (3.2 pounds). Maduro views it as a fight against a Washington-backed conspiracy to sabotage h...

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  • Tax bill: Trump victory as Senate backs tax overhaul
Tax bill: Trump victory as Senate backs tax overhaul

The U.S. House of Representatives passed its own version of the Trump tax plan last month that must be reconciled with the new senate version in a conference committee before being signed into law. Another option would be to cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent but then have that rate climb incrementally in later years, The W...

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  • San Marcos Police Officer Shot and Killed While Serving Warrant
San Marcos Police Officer Shot and Killed While Serving Warrant

He will be placed back into police custody when he is medically stable. At a Monday night press conference , Stapp told reporters that Copeland had served with the U.S. Copeland joined the department March 30, 1998, serving SMPD for 19 years and 9 months as a Police Officer. Despite wearing protective gear, the shots struck the officer.

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  • Gujarat on High Alert Ahead of Cyclone Ockhi, Schools Shut Down
Gujarat on High Alert Ahead of Cyclone Ockhi, Schools Shut Down

Meanwhile Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath called on Mr Modi and handed over a cheque of Rs 5 crore for the cyclone-affected people in Lakshadweep and other states, an official statement said. "During this work, we will not wear any scarves having BJP's election symbol", Sanghvi said. Fishermen living along and off South Gujarat and N...

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  • Rep. John Conyers won't seek re-election
Rep. John Conyers won't seek re-election

John Conyers returned to Detroit from Washington last week and was hospitalized on Wednesday after complaining that he felt light-headed. 'The allegations against congressman Conyers as we have learned more since Sunday are serious, disappointing and very credible, ' said Pelosi, a California representative who notably did not call for Con...

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  • IATA says Middle East airline net profit will double in 2018
IATA says Middle East airline net profit will double in 2018

The positive outlook is the result of solid airline safety performance; a clear strategy that is delivering results on environmental performance; more people than ever are traveling; demand for air cargo is at its strongest level in over a decade; employment is growing; and more routes are being opened.

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  • US Special Counsel Mueller's office has spent $3.2m since May
US Special Counsel Mueller's office has spent $3.2m since May

CNN reported that investigators are scrutinizing Trump and his associates' financial ties to Russian Federation. Deutsche Bank had been one of Trump's most reliable lenders. Trump told the paper. That figure includes a $170-million loan Trump took out to finish a hotel in Washington. CNN Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju tweeted tha...

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  • Former Florida congresswoman get 5 years in prison for fraud
Former Florida congresswoman get 5 years in prison for fraud

Rooting out public corruption is a priority for which the Federal Bureau of Investigation will continue to dedicate the resources necessary to investigate, because the impact on everyday people is real. The five-year prison sentence she now faces is below the minimum recommended guidelines. Numerous donors were led to believe that One Door was a pr...

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  • Lobbyist accuses LA assemblyman of sexual assault
Lobbyist accuses LA assemblyman of sexual assault

Lopez had previously shared her story of being harassed, but had not publicly named Dababneh until Monday, when she filed a complaint with the California State Assembly. Dababneh is a Democrat who represents the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County. "Prior to Ms. Barker's article, I had never seen or been told of, any inappropriate behavior ...

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  • Manafort Broke Gag Order, Ghost Wrote Op-Ed With Kremlin Connected Colleague
Manafort Broke Gag Order, Ghost Wrote Op-Ed With Kremlin Connected Colleague

Mueller said that as late as Thursday, the day of the defense motion, "Manafort and a colleague were ghostwriting an editorial in English regarding his political work for Ukraine". A docket in the criminal case against Manafort and Gates, unsealed earlier this month , alleged that both men had received "millions of dollars" from Ukrainian and Ru...

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  • Mitt Romney: Moore's Victory Would Be 'Stain' on US, GOP
Mitt Romney: Moore's Victory Would Be 'Stain' on US, GOP

The 2010 GOP presidential nominee and former MA governor last month called on Moore to "step aside" amid allegations of sexual misconduct - calling him unfit for office. The survey - published by CBS News over the weekend - shows Moore has a six point lead over Democrat Doug Jones ahead of the December 12th election.

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  • President Trump shrinks national monuments
President Trump shrinks national monuments

In a ceremony at the state capitol in Salt Lake City, Mr. Trump told the crowd, "Your timeless bond with the outdoors should not be replaced by the whims of regulators thousands and thousands of miles away". The five tribes have said they will bring a legal case against the administration - the outcome could redefine the president's powers to use...

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  • American tourist killed in Costa Rica shark attack
American tourist killed in Costa Rica shark attack

According to the newspaper, La Nacion , the instructor, identified only as Jiménez, tried to scare the shark away, but was unsuccessful. They are among the most unsafe shark species-second only to great white sharks in recorded attacks on humans.

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  • Liberal MP Tim Wilson proposes to partner in Parliament
Liberal MP Tim Wilson proposes to partner in Parliament

Bolger nodded and mouthed the word "YES" to a thunderous applause from on-lookers. The Speaker recorded the moment for Hansard - including noting that his partner had said "yes" from the gallery. The bill was introduced by Liberal MP Warren Entsch, a long-time advocate for same-sex marriage. Alex Greenwich of the Equality Campaign said: "The se...

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  • First Alert Forecast: very strong cold front to pass this week
First Alert Forecast: very strong cold front to pass this week

The first half of next week looks cold and dry. Rainfall amounts of up to 1 inch will be possible tomorrow with some isolated spots possibly seeing more than that as the line of storms moves through. WEDNESDAY: Clouds linger, with temperatures holding in the 40s most of the day. The overnight low is expected to be near 29. "It will get very ...

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  • Florida soccer coach 'influenced' missing teen, will be extradited to Florida
Florida soccer coach 'influenced' missing teen, will be extradited to Florida

Caitlyn Frisina was found safe Friday evening in Syracuse , New York , with Rian Rodriguez, who was arrested on a charge of interference with child custody, a third-degree felony. According to CBS 47/FOX 30 in Jacksonville, Fla., however, court records show a friend of the teen had told her parents Frisina said the 27-year-old wanted to leave t...

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  • Supreme Court rejects Texas case on gay marriage benefits
Supreme Court rejects Texas case on gay marriage benefits

Something troubling just happened at the U.S. Supreme Court today. A state appeals court responded by allowing Houston to offer spousal benefits to same-sex couples, saying the ruling ended the controversy in the city benefits case. The ruling found that there's still room for state courts to explore "the reach and ramifications" of marriage-...

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  • Baby declared dead at birth,
Baby declared dead at birth, "comes alive" at his funeral

The parents were on their way to a cremation ground when they noticed "some movements" inside one of the polythene bags that the hospital gave them with the babies' bodies. "We are shaken and concerned at this rare incident", the hospital said in a statement USA Today reported. Max Healthcare said in a statement released late Sunday evening tha...

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  • Obama to address Emanuel's climate meeting Tuesday
Obama to address Emanuel's climate meeting Tuesday

The more than 50 mayors and global climate leaders will converge on the city for the North American Climate Summit, part of a commitment to addressing climate change on the local level. The Climate Accord, Trump stated, "is simply the latest example of Washington entering into an agreement that disadvantages the United States to the exclusive benef...

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  • Time reveals shortlist for Person of the Year
Time reveals shortlist for Person of the Year

The founder and CEO of Amazon is now the richest person in the world. The only other group entry is The Dreamers , undocumented child immigrants in the USA who Time says "face uncertain futures" amid White House plans to end Obama-era protection.

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  • Two gunmen killed in Kashmir gunfight
Two gunmen killed in Kashmir gunfight

Locals said that they heard massive blasts during evening hours and it seemed the building in which terrorists are present have been razed to ground. "The security personnel encircled a house, where the militants had taken refuge". Four civilians were injured in clashes with the security forces in Bonigamar area of Qazigund in southern Kulgam ...

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  • North Korea warns joint US-South Korea military drill risks nuclear war
North Korea warns joint US-South Korea military drill risks nuclear war

Planned military drills between South Korean and United States forces will "precipitate their self-destruction", North Korea says, the day before the exercises begin. The jets arrived in South Korea for air force drills between Seoul and Washington slated for next week. "It's aimed at enhancing the all-weather, day and night combined air power oper...

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  • ICG issues warning as cyclone Ockhi heads for Maharashtra, Gujarat
ICG issues warning as cyclone Ockhi heads for Maharashtra, Gujarat

Yesterday, Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the reports of thousands of fishermen stranded in the cyclone were false and the number of missing Tamil Nadu fishermen was 97. Jayakumar said it was hard to identify the bodies since they were decomposed. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an alert Monday, warning fishermen ag...

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  • Patriots' Gronkowski suspended one game for late hit
Patriots' Gronkowski suspended one game for late hit

Even with the suspension, Gronkowski shouldn't have much trouble reaching the second tier, as he needs a total of just 15 catches or 151 receiving yards over the New England's final three games to do so. Micah Hyde called it a " dirty play " and expressed his amazement that Gronkowski wasn't ejected; Richie Incognito said he's "sure the league of...

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  • Yemen ex-president killed as fighting shakes capital
Yemen ex-president killed as fighting shakes capital

Faris Al-Beel, a Yemeni political analyst, also said that, after Saleh's death, Iran has now become the main player in Yemen. In a statement read out on a Houthi television network, the interior ministry announced the "killing" of "Saleh and his supporters".

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  • Death of former Yemeni president confirmed, his son reportedly captured by rebels
Death of former Yemeni president confirmed, his son reportedly captured by rebels

Multiple images and videos of what appeared to be Saleh's dead body were posted to social media sites, though could not be immediately confirmed. Several Houthi military officials said Mr Saleh was killed as he headed along with top party leaders from Sanaa to his hometown of Sanhan, nearby.

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  • Does Trump Have It Out for Mitt Romney?
Does Trump Have It Out for Mitt Romney?

Trump had hours to persuade Hatch to run again while on Air Force One flying back and forth from Washington. President Donald Trump is reportedly working behind the scenes to convince Utah Republican Sen. Mitt's a good man", according to a pool report. The president, referring to Romney, replied: "He's a good man". A spokesman for Hatch...

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  • India's squad for South Africa tour to be named today
India's squad for South Africa tour to be named today

The 17-member Test team squad: Virat Kohli (Capt), Vijay, Rahul, Shikhar, Pujara, Rahane (vc), Rohit, Saha (wk), Ashwin, Jadeja, Parthiv, Hardik, Bhuvneshwar, Shami, Ishant, Umesh, Bumrah. "With regard to Bumrah if you see his performance for the past 10-12 months, he has been phenomenal. Considering the his brilliant performance in last year's Ran...

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