• Calif. officer killed, another injured in Christmas Eve crash
Calif. officer killed, another injured in Christmas Eve crash

At around 11:30 p.m., a red Cadillac hit the CHP vehicle from behind at high speed, Sanchez said. The 22-year-old driver, distinguished just as a Hayward occupant, was hospitalized with real wounds and is required to confront crime accusations, authorities said.

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  • Islamic State claims attack on Afghan intelligence agency
Islamic State claims attack on Afghan intelligence agency

The dreaded terrorist group, Islamic State (IS), has confirmed that it had carried out the suicide attack that struck the Afghan capital on Monday morning. The bomber apparently wanted to target Afghan security forces and instead hit a civilian vehicle, said Najib Danish, an Interior Ministry spokesman.

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  • 9th Circuit rules against third travel ban
9th Circuit rules against third travel ban

District Courts in Maryland , D.C., and Washington state have also ruled against the transgender military ban . 9th Circuit Judges Michael Daly Hawkins, Ronald Gould and Richard Paez issued a 71-page joint opinion saying the president's order arrogates power that Congress reserved through legislation it passed.

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  • Tunisia Suspends Emirates Airlines Flights
Tunisia Suspends Emirates Airlines Flights

In response, Zeabi reportedly said the measure was "temporary and relating to security arrangements". "We highly value Tunisian women and respect them", Gargash said, without elaborating. A Tunisian foreign ministry spokesman said Friday that the sudden ban would be dealt with "to maintain the dignity of Tunisians". The travel ban has sparked a w...

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  • OH bans doctors from performing Down Syndrome baby abortions
OH bans doctors from performing Down Syndrome baby abortions

Anthony List. A doctor performing an abortion in such a case could face a fourth-degree felony charge and physicians could lose their licenses. OH is also home to anti-abortion laws that require women to receive state-sponsored counseling and wait 24 hours before receiving an abortion.

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  • NORAD Ready to Track Santa's Flight Once Again
NORAD Ready to Track Santa's Flight Once Again

The group also tracks Santa Claus every December 24. This year, USA president Donald Trump and first lady Melania, who are spending the holidays at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, participated in Santa Tracker calls Sunday afternoon.

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  • Trump greets U.S. troops stationed overseas a Merry Xmas
Trump greets U.S. troops stationed overseas a Merry Xmas

As Trump celebrated the Republican tax bill on Wednesday, the one many people are calling a scam, the president remarked that "we can say "Merry Christmas" again". Nearly - it's unbelievable when I looked at the charts and I saw the number of lives you've saved. After a question-and-answer session with service members that was closed to the media...

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  • AIMPLB opposes Triple Talaq Bill, President to convey its stand to PM
AIMPLB opposes Triple Talaq Bill, President to convey its stand to PM

Sajjad Nomani of the AIMPLB said while drafting this bill, the procedure of law making was not followed and no stakeholders were consulted. "This judgement gave a boost to liberate Indian Muslim women from the age-old practice of capricious and whimsical method of divorce, by some Muslim men, leaving no room for reconciliation", the minister say...

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  • Arabs Stunned by Romanian Plan to Move Embassy to Jerusalem
Arabs Stunned by Romanian Plan to Move Embassy to Jerusalem

Two Palestinians were killed in renewed clashes with Israeli forces, Gaza's Health Ministry said Friday, as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas urged France and Europe to play a stronger role in peace efforts amid continued fallout over President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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  • It will be bitter cold on Christmas morning
It will be bitter cold on Christmas morning

A few snow showers are possible on Thursday as well. We also stayed dry for the last full day of shopping. Those same southwest winds will lead to a not as cool night tonight , as lows should only bottom out in the upper 30s. Highs will be in the low to mid 50s sunny skies. LONGER RANGE FORECAST HIGHLIGHTS: Clouds could deliver patchy rain, ...

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  • Lakeland lawyer, 2 daughters and other family killed in Bartow plane crash
Lakeland lawyer, 2 daughters and other family killed in Bartow plane crash

Judd described Shannon as an accomplished pilot and said it was unclear what caused the crash. The Polk County Sheriff's Office will oversee the death investigation. It was supposed to be a 45-minute to an hour-long flight to the Keys, Judd said. Everyone on board was killed, but the victims have not been identified, nor has the number of victi...

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  • Teen accused of killing girlfriend's parents, who anxious about his alleged extremism
Teen accused of killing girlfriend's parents, who anxious about his alleged extremism

Kuhn-Fricker also found racist tweets and Twitter messages on the daughter's phone that she believes were his. "We can't allow her to see someone associated with Nazis", the newspaper said an anonymous friend of Kuhn-Fricker quoted her as saying.

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  • Santa costume-clad Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli forces in Bethlehem
Santa costume-clad Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli forces in Bethlehem

The status of Jerusalem has long remained a sensitive topic and is one of the core issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Ruptly footage shows protesters waving Palestinian flags and joyfully ringing bells in the name of peace during the holiday season.

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  • Churches to hold Christmas Eve Candlelight services
Churches to hold Christmas Eve Candlelight services

Union Congregational Church , 350 Main St., Point Shore, Amesbury, Christmas worship service at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24, followed by the Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m. The third annual Contemplative Christmas Eve service will be held from 4-5 p.m. Belmont Baptist Church , 1200 W. Eighth St., has scheduled a candlelight service ...

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  • Arsenal left 'paralysed' in nightmare first half vs. Liverpool - Wenger
Arsenal left 'paralysed' in nightmare first half vs. Liverpool - Wenger

The Gunners fullbacks for the night - Hector Bellerin and Ainsley Maitland-Niles were often caught in two minds about their positioning as Arsenal hit the trifecta of shambolic defending - poor marking, lacklustre pressing in their own defensive third, and lazy clearances.

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  • McHenry County residents swarm treasurer's office to pay property taxes early
McHenry County residents swarm treasurer's office to pay property taxes early

The town can not accept estimated payments for property taxes and residents must first call 311 after December 27 to get the exact amount owed and their 2018 General Tax Bill number, if available. Another deduction that's going away in 2018 is for tax preparation services. That way, you can deduct more from your 2017 federal tax bill before the $10...

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  • Wife and mother to meet Jadhav today
Wife and mother to meet Jadhav today

Vijay Kumar Kanojiya, an acquaintance of Kulbhushan Jadhav , said, "This is a great move by the Pakistani government". Mr Jadhav's brother, Subhash Jadhav told The Asian Age on Sunday, "I am happy that Kulbhushan is meeting his family after a very long time".

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  • Slim chance of a white Christmas
Slim chance of a white Christmas

WIND PICKS UP: Skies clear by late morning Christmas Day as winds pick up. There is still some uncertainty in the track of the storm, but the forecast calls for snow to overspread most of the state late tonight and last into mid-day tomorrow.

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  • Up to 20 cm of snow expected across GTA on Christmas Eve
Up to 20 cm of snow expected across GTA on Christmas Eve

It will start in the afternoon, with the bulk of the snow falling Sunday night. Significant accumulations are possible in the most persistent snow bands. Christmas afternoon will feature some lake snow near and north of the Thruway. A pacific frontal system moving onto Vancouver Island today has combined with cold arctic air along the B.C.

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  • DPRK condemns new United Nations sanctions resolution as act of war
DPRK condemns new United Nations sanctions resolution as act of war

These involved limiting access to refined petroleum products and oil, as well as clamping down on its earnings from workers overseas. The resolution seeks to ban almost 90 percent of refined petroleum exports to North Korea by capping them at 500,000 barrels a year.

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  • India vs SL 3rd T20I : India may test bench strength in Mumbai
India vs SL 3rd T20I : India may test bench strength in Mumbai

The visitors suffered from a lack of partnerships but Asela Gunaratne (36) and Dasun Shanaka (29 not out) gave some respectability to the total against a disciplined Indian attack. "We have learnt a lot in this series because India is a big team at the moment". Rohit Sharma played some good shots before departing for 27. Even though the bound...

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  • TTV Dhinakaran surges ahead, AIADMK, DMK continue to trail
TTV Dhinakaran surges ahead, AIADMK, DMK continue to trail

He recalled how he had predicted this victory despite the AIADMK candidate Madhusudhanan enjoying support of the state government, the Centre and the Election Commission. The RK Nagar seat has been lying vacant since the death of Jayalalithaa in December past year after a previous by-poll was cancelled on allegations of buying of votes.

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  • Alaska unemployment rate remains at 7.2 percent
Alaska unemployment rate remains at 7.2 percent

Hawaii reported the lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 2 percent. Amarillo and Midland had the lowest unemployment rates in Texas for November at 2.6%. The November rate also remained well below the US rate, which was unchanged at 4.1 percent. November's rate is the third lowest in the last six months.

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  • What will the weather be like on Christmas Day?
What will the weather be like on Christmas Day?

The warning is to start from 9am on Sunday until 9am on Monday. Heavy rain is expected to sweep across the northwest for much of the day and night. Coming towards the end of the week, we will see more heavy rain across the country with high temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees.

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  • 2G spectrum auctions verdict: Congress gets another boost after Gujarat polls
2G spectrum auctions verdict: Congress gets another boost after Gujarat polls

Moments after a special CBI court acquitted all the accused, including former Union telecom minister A Raja and DMK leader Kanimozhi, of all charges in the 2G scam cases on Thursday, a war of words broke out between the main Opposition Congress and the ruling BJP, with the Congress claiming that the previous party-led UPA government was...

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  • Himachal Pradesh will largely benefit under Jairam Thakur, claims BJP
Himachal Pradesh will largely benefit under Jairam Thakur, claims BJP

In his first remarks after he was elected the BJP Legislature Party leader, Thakur thanked all party leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi , party chief Amit Shah, Nadda, Dhumal and Shanta Kumar. Union minister J.P. Nadda was also said to have been in the running for the top office. With the party doing exceedingly well in the Mandi ...

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  • Trump attacks Federal Bureau of Investigation officials amid reports of personnel changes
Trump attacks Federal Bureau of Investigation officials amid reports of personnel changes

A Justice Department official told NBC News that there McCabe has not formally notified the agency of his intent to retire. Trump earlier this month said the FBI's "reputation is in tatters - worst in history!" Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, a Republican, told reporters this week that he would like McCabe out of the Federal Bureau of I...

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  • Two Heterosexual Men Marry To Avoid Paying Taxes On Property
Two Heterosexual Men Marry To Avoid Paying Taxes On Property

Same-sex marriage has been legal in Ireland since being endorsed in a national referndum in 2015. Less they marry, Mr O'Sullivan will have to pay an inheritance tax which he could not afford, the pair told Irish radio. "I did ask him what would happen if he met a woman", Matt said "but he has said it would only ever be a partner for him". He said...

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  • Corey Lewandowski Accused of Butt 'Smack' (Twice) by Trump Supporter
Corey Lewandowski Accused of Butt 'Smack' (Twice) by Trump Supporter

Villa told Politico that she said, "I$3 f you're busy, don't worry about it, we don't have to take a photo". Villa said Lewandowski slapped her buttocks, and after she told him to stop, Villa said he slapped her again. "As a matter of fact, I have never even met you". It was the most ridiculous thing I have ever experienced. A singer who mad...

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  • Man in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania shooting spree identified
Man in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania shooting spree identified

Police said the believe the suspect is connected to a string of shootings throughout the city that started with shots fired into a Capitol Police vehicle. A relative, Ahmed Soweilam, told PennLive.com that he and his family doesn't know what to make of the reported actions by El-Mofty, his sister's ex-husband.

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  • Thomas fire becomes largest in California recorded history
Thomas fire becomes largest in California recorded history

The Thomas Fire is now number one , having surpassed both the Rush Fire in August 2012 that burned 271,911 acres in California (and 43,666 acres in Nevada) and the Cedar Fire in October 2003 that burned 273,246 acres. Firefighters have been battling the flames for almost three weeks in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties and are expected to conti...

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  • 'Russian spy' who worked as interpreter at Number 10 is arrested
'Russian spy' who worked as interpreter at Number 10 is arrested

Oleksiy Petrov, head of counterintelligence in Ukraine, told Pryamiy TV: "The official had access to insider information about the Cabinet of Ministers". He is known to have accompanied Hroysman on his worldwide trips and often served as an interpreter and has worked in the past in the president's office and at the Ukrainian Embassy to the United S...

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  • Miss America CEO Suspended Over Leaked Emails That Disparaged Former Contestants
Miss America CEO Suspended Over Leaked Emails That Disparaged Former Contestants

In August 2017, Regina Hopper, a former Miss America board member, and Brent Adams, one of Haskell's top employees, informed the production company about Haskell's behavior. Dick Clark Productions says it has cut ties with the Miss America Organization. Shindle, who grew up in Brigantine, released a book, "Becoming Miss America: Behind the Rh...

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  • Rockets' Harden slams officials after second straight 50-point game
Rockets' Harden slams officials after second straight 50-point game

James Harden dropped his second consecutive 50-point game on Friday, but also fouled out and was also ejected from the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at the same time. Andre Drummond contributed 18 points and 15 boards as the Pistons won for the fourth time in five games since a seven-game skid, 104-101 over the Knicks.

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  • At least 29 dead in South Korea building inferno
At least 29 dead in South Korea building inferno

The building had several restaurants and leisure facilities, including a gym, the public bath and an indoor golf practice facility. All but one of the victims have been identified, including 20 women who were overcome by toxic fumes in the second-floor sauna, Jecheon fire chief Lee Sang Min said.

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