• Feds change marijuana policy, which could affect businesses involved
Feds change marijuana policy, which could affect businesses involved

Fortunately, elected officials and law enforcement personnel hailing from legal-weed states have responded in unison to the Attorney General's move by inviting him, in the politest of terms, to eat shit. Basically, they were like " hey, we're chill as long as you take steps to make sure weed doesn't get trafficked to states where it's still illegal...

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  • Travel nightmare: Winter storm wipes out thousands of flights
Travel nightmare: Winter storm wipes out thousands of flights

Many JetBlue passengers were stuck on the tarmac for about three hours Thursday morning. For some travelers at MIA, the storm up east meant they were staying put. Conditions also remain poor at Atlantic City International Airport, where Spirit Airlines cancelled all flights for the day. Thirteen states from SC to ME are under a winter storm...

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  • Hot air balloon crash kills tourist in Luxor, Egypt
Hot air balloon crash kills tourist in Luxor, Egypt

Luxor governor Mahmoud Badr confirmed Friday's accident, adding that he was checking on the wellbeing of passengers at a local hospital, AFP news agency reports. In 2009, 13 tourists were injured when their hot air balloon struck a communications mast in Luxor and crashed. Such flights usually start before sunrise and pass over green fields leadi...

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  • UK Lawmakers Propose 'Latte Levy' To Cut Coffee Cup Waste
UK Lawmakers Propose 'Latte Levy' To Cut Coffee Cup Waste

Some coffee shop chains - Starbucks and Costa - had shown initiative in introducing on-site recycling bins for cups, which they then sent to one of three specialist recycling facilities. "Almost none are recycled and half a million a day are littered". We heard that large coffee retailers offer a 25p discount if customers bring their own cups, but ...

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  • Baby, It's Cold Outside in Cleveland, Wind Chill Advisory in Effect
Baby, It's Cold Outside in Cleveland, Wind Chill Advisory in Effect

The NWS Buffalo office reports that dangerously cold wind chill are now expected to reach 20 to 30 below zero at times, lessening the exposure needed for frostbite to as little as 10 minutes. Wind Chill Warnings are now in effect for all of central NY which means there's the likelihood of wind chills of 15 to 30 below zero or even lower.

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  • Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Sleeping Woman On Flight To Detroit
Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Sleeping Woman On Flight To Detroit

The woman claimed she fell asleep on the plane and awoke "to a hand in her trousers and noticed that her trousers and shirt were unbuttoned", according to the criminal complaint. "He was brazen enough to do this basically in public, next to his wife where anyone could have seen him", calling the incident a "very unusual case".

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  • What Is Bombogenesis and How Does a 'Bomb Cyclone' Become So Dangerous?
What Is Bombogenesis and How Does a 'Bomb Cyclone' Become So Dangerous?

Hull said other terms for the system include a weather bomb, or a Nor'easter. That is what is expected to happen with this storm as it passes by the Mid-Atlantic Coast. Wicked cold air sourced from Siberia, the North Pole and Greenland will all converge on the region. An additional traffic-related death was also reported in Beaufort.

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  • Pakistan Fumes as US Announces Military Aid Cutoff
Pakistan Fumes as US Announces Military Aid Cutoff

Earlier Thursday, Mattis said the policy on military aid to Pakistan was "still being formulated". The State Department's declaration signaled growing frustration over Pakistan's cooperation in fighting terrorist networks. He suggests that it is the time for Washington to end Pakistan's double games. "The Trump administration decision has abund...

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  • Plowable Snow & Strong Winds Thursday
Plowable Snow & Strong Winds Thursday

The storm will move near the Gulf of Maine. The protocol will now run through January 8 at 5 p.m. A coastal flood watch has also been issued for Thursday . Thursday could gust 50 miles per hour winds in Vineyard Sound. Accuweather is also predicting a blizzard for ME and New Brunswick, Canada, with winds topping 35 miles per hour and gust...

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  • Snow causes a massive, 75-car pileup in NY
Snow causes a massive, 75-car pileup in NY

Another person is seriously injured. Crews had to extract multiple people from vehicles and at least two people sustained very serious injuries - including one critical - but many were considered minor. Snowy conditions on January 2, 2017 led to a massive chain of accidents on I-90 in Buffalo. . Troopers say all lanes are blocked between Exit 5...

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  • Southampton 1-2 Crystal Palace: Luka Milivojevic strike seals comeback win
Southampton 1-2 Crystal Palace: Luka Milivojevic strike seals comeback win

With 10 minutes remaining, the midfielder was found in acres of space by Andros Townsend and stroked the ball home first time to secure Palace's first win at Southampton in nine Premier League visits. Long, who last found the net for his club in February of 2017, struck in the 17th minute when he smashed home Jeremy Pied's low cross from in...

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  • America Ferrera and Ryan Piers Williams Will Welcome a Baby in 2018
America Ferrera and Ryan Piers Williams Will Welcome a Baby in 2018

It was definitely an incredible end to 2017, considering Ferrera ended 2016 with a December 31 FaceTime chat with her "Sisterhood" BFFs, which she later described to James Corden at his "Late Late Show" as the girls' subtle way of making her jealous.

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  • US Service Member Killed, 4 Others Injured In Afghanistan
US Service Member Killed, 4 Others Injured In Afghanistan

Two of the injured service members are receiving medical treatment nearby. USA troops and Afghan allies have been fighting Islamic State militants in the area for two years, he adds. "We continue to apply increased military pressure on ISIS-K, forcing their movement from their front-line positions". The most recent combat fatality there occurred ...

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  • Back from the future: Flight takes off in 2018, lands in 2017
Back from the future: Flight takes off in 2018, lands in 2017

The fun fact drew flight-tracking website FlightRadar24 to tweet: " Time travel is possible! ". The flight which was scheduled to leave Auckland at 11:55 pm, left at 12:05 am on January 1. In between New Zealand and Hawaii is the global date line, which explains the hefty time difference between the two locales. It appears Hawaiian Airlines Fli...

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  • Goldman Sachs raises 2018 oil price forecast
Goldman Sachs raises 2018 oil price forecast

The US benchmark, West Texas Intermediate (WTI), was up 0.35 per cent at $60.63 at the time of writing after hitting a June 2015 high of $60.73 earlier. Even without the unrest in Iran, which is a major oil exporter, market sentiment was bullish. Inventories are down by nearly 20 percent from historic highs last March, and well below this time ...

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  • Lancaster County schools on 2-hour delay Wednesday due to cold
Lancaster County schools on 2-hour delay Wednesday due to cold

Jonathan Phipps. Almost 13,000 students will be headed back to school tomorrow after an eight-day holiday break, but they will start on a two-hour delay. The buses have also been sitting for two weeks due to the holidays. If your children are headed out to the bus stop or to walk to school, make sure that they are properly dressed for these fre...

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  • 'SWATing' Prank Call Led to Officer-Involved Shooting, Police Say
'SWATing' Prank Call Led to Officer-Involved Shooting, Police Say

Officers surrounded the address and said Mr Finch answered the door, following instructions to put his hands up and move slowly. Livingston, speaking at a news conference, said the hoax call was a case of " swatting ", in which a person makes up a false report to get a SWAT team to descend on an address.

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  • At Least 16 Killed in Anti-Government Protests Across Iran
At Least 16 Killed in Anti-Government Protests Across Iran

Local media showed images of police firing a water cannon at protesters in central Tehran . Other videos have shown protesters peacefully demonstrating and welcoming police. Meanwhile, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the ongoing wave of protests may have been partially stirred up by external forces interested in destabilizing the Islami...

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  • USA calls for emergency United Nations session on Iran protests
USA calls for emergency United Nations session on Iran protests

She added: "We are trying to promote the peace process, but if that will not happen, the president will not continue to fund it". Neither Gaza nor Lebanon, my life only for Iran. "Those are the words of the courageous people of Iran". At least two people have been killed and dozens arrested since protests broke out Thursday in the city of Masshad...

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  • TMC, Left to insist on referring triple talaq bill to select committee
TMC, Left to insist on referring triple talaq bill to select committee

The Business Advisory Committee (BAC) of the Upper House met today and made a decision to allot four hours for discussion on the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, which was passed by the Lok Sabha last week. The Bill on instant triple talaq will likely be sent to a select committee after a discussion in the Rajya Sabha tomorrow....

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  • Mega Millions Jackpot Rises To $361 Million; Powerball At $440 Million
Mega Millions Jackpot Rises To $361 Million; Powerball At $440 Million

There were also no winners in Saturday night's Powerball drawing, so the grand prize in that game has now reached $440 million ahead of another drawing Wednesday. One ticket purchased in IL matched the five white balls and Mega ball to win. If a MI player win's tonight's $361 million jackpot, it would be the largest Mega Millions prize won in the...

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  • Orrin Hatch announces he will retire from the Senate
Orrin Hatch announces he will retire from the Senate

He worked with the Trump administration on the major tax bill that passed just before Christmas. But as the president prodded Hatch to stay, voices in his home state were urging him to go. Yet after Trump was elected, Romney was under consideration for the post of secretary of state. But Romney has also continued to criticize the President.

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  • Time for DOJ to act on Abedin, Comey?
Time for DOJ to act on Abedin, Comey?

This after it has been learned that Huma Abedin forwarded State Department emails - including at least four classified emails - to her personal email account and her husband's email account, for him to print out. As for Comey, Trump has butted heads with the former director since firing him last May. To that, Trump only said: "We'll see". Trump p...

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  • 23 hurt, including firefighter, in Bronx blaze
23 hurt, including firefighter, in Bronx blaze

Firefighters broke windows to get people out of the building as the fire continued to burn. The cause of the fire is not immediately known. The store is on the ground floor with apartments above. At least 23 people are injured in a fire that breaks out in a building in the Bronx, New York City, on January 2, 2018 . The mayor said a child playi...

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  • Winter weather advisory expanded in Alabama - and here comes the cold
Winter weather advisory expanded in Alabama - and here comes the cold

The outlying suburbs are expected to be colder than downtown, the service said. The low for Monday night and into Tuesday morning is expected to be 13 degrees, and the high Tuesday is forecast to be 33 degrees. Sunday's forecast is calling for a 30 percent chance of snow with a high 26 degrees. Thursday's weather is expected to be similar wit...

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  • Flood Warning For Clare As Storm Eleanor Approaches
Flood Warning For Clare As Storm Eleanor Approaches

The first storm of 2018 is due to make landfall this afternoon with Eleanor bringing winds of up to 130km/h. She said the agency's frontline teams will be out checking defences and may close coastal flood gates. The Met Office said the storm, part of an unsettled low-pressure system, will hit the United Kingdom tonight, and continue to rage on We...

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  • Minister Says 'Murderous Regime' in Tehran Will Fall
Minister Says 'Murderous Regime' in Tehran Will Fall

In Iran , social unrest continues to grip the country, sweeping across several cities, including the capital, Tehran. " Iran's cruel regime wastes tens of billions of dollars spreading hate". Habibollah Khojastehpour, Lorestan Province's deputy governor for political and security affairs, said on Sunday that two people were killed during a pr...

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  • New Zealander build island in bid to avoid alcohol ban
New Zealander build island in bid to avoid alcohol ban

In a heartwarming tale of ingenuity and perseverance, a group of New Year's Eve revellers in New Zealand expertly evaded a beach booze ban by building a makeshift island off the coast. "That's the one thing I absolutely love about the Coromandel - the inventive nature of the people", she said . "It's about creativity, the legal reality is so...

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  • Hillary Clinton Named Most Admired Woman, Again
Hillary Clinton Named Most Admired Woman, Again

Other women in the list included Republican Condoleeza Rice, first lady Melania Trump , US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, the Duchess of Cambridge and singer Beyonce Knowles. Also in the top of women admired most in the survey were Oprah Winfrey at 4 percent, Sen. "She managed to win this year because she remains arguably more prominent tha...

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  • Palestine Recalls Ambassador to Pakistan for Sharing Stage With Hafiz Saeed
Palestine Recalls Ambassador to Pakistan for Sharing Stage With Hafiz Saeed

Asserting that Ali's action was not "acceptable" given the close and friendly ties between India and Palestine, the top envoy said that the former has been given a couple of days to pack and return from Islamabad. Sources said that when South Block officials spoke to Palestinian diplomats on Saturday to lodge protest over the Rawalpindi rally, they...

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  • Sharif brothers meet Saudi prince Mohammad bin Salman
Sharif brothers meet Saudi prince Mohammad bin Salman

Rana Sanaullah mentioned that it is premature to talk about the Saudi visit and matters concerned with it. Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter, Maryam Nawaz, has rubbished the rumours of her father's self-exile and said the news was just a self-created lie.

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  • Assam prints first legal citizens' list
Assam prints first legal citizens' list

On November 17, 1999, at an official-level tripartite meeting to review the implementation of the Assam Accord, a decision was taken that the NRC would be updated and the Centre sanctioned Rs 20 lakh for the goal and released Rs 5 lakh of it to start the exercise.The final decision to update the NRC was taken on May 5, 2005 when the then Prime Mini...

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  • Jessica Alba And Cash Warren Welcome First Son
Jessica Alba And Cash Warren Welcome First Son

Alba and Warren, who have been married since 2008, are already proud parents to two daughters: Honor , nine and Haven , six. According to BabyCenter.com the name for a boy means "from the hedged place". "You have two fantastic sisters who already adore you and I know you'll be thankful to have them guide the way", Alba's husband Cash Warren sa...

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  • Amber alert for 2 missing Texas girls who may have been kidnapped
Amber alert for 2 missing Texas girls who may have been kidnapped

Lilianais Victoria Cake Griffith, left, Luluvioletta Mariposo Bandera-Margaret, center, and Terry Allen Miles. The three may be traveling in a gray 2017 Hyundai Accent with Texas license plate JGH9845. "If they were here, they were in the house". He may be headed toward Louisiana, according to KHOU . "I was just glad none of my kids or my wife...

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  • Baker Mayfield carries 'Pretenders' sign into Rose Bowl before playoff game
Baker Mayfield carries 'Pretenders' sign into Rose Bowl before playoff game

Along with a fairly steady performance by freshman quarterback Jake Fromm, who overcame first-half jitters to complete 20 of 29 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns, it was enough to overcome the high-scoring Sooners. OR scored 41 points in the secondhalf of the 2014 season's Rose Bowl semifinal against Florida State. He had one pass intercepted...

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