• Search goes on for Calif. mudslide victims; death toll at 17
Search goes on for Calif. mudslide victims; death toll at 17

Three people were rescued on Wednesday. "We've been told that this was going to happen to us, but we got 3 feet of mud outside of our house - kind of blocked our gate and garage, so we couldn't do anything", Barati said. The number of confirmed deaths from flooding and mudslides in California stands at 17, with U.S. authorities stepping up ...

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  • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is now an Ecuadorian citizen
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is now an Ecuadorian citizen

Two days later, Swedish prosecutors say they have closed their seven-year rape investigation. Swedish prosecutors dropped their investigation in May a year ago, but Assange still stays indoors, fearful that he will be arrested for breaching his bail the minute he emerges from the embassy.

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  • Trump says US-Norway ties 'robust'
Trump says US-Norway ties 'robust'

Trump's comments about hydropower came after a reporter asked him about his decision to pull the US from Paris Climate Accord last summer, claiming it was unfair to the country. "... Any solution has to include the wall because without the wall, it all doesn't work". The momentary greening of Trump wasn't complete-he used the news conference to t...

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  • 39 percent of Americans grade Trump's first year an 'F'
39 percent of Americans grade Trump's first year an 'F'

Sixty-six percent is the highest positive rating for the economy since Quinnipiac University began asking the question in 2001. Almost half of voters, or 49%, say Obama is " more responsible for the current state of the economy", as opposed to the 40% of voters who say Trump deserves the credit.

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  • Home and Away actor Jessica Falkholt's life support switched off
Home and Away actor Jessica Falkholt's life support switched off

The tragic conclusion to the horror story comes after friends and family refused to give up hope for her recovery. Jessica had undergone several surgeries including the removal of a kidney and part of her skull but remained in a coma at St George hospital.

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  • Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway: 'Nobody here talks about Hillary Clinton'
Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway: 'Nobody here talks about Hillary Clinton'

A CNN analyst on Thursday joked President Trump actually promised a " big handsome metaphor" rather than a " big lovely wall" to his supporters, amid shifting debate on the border wall that was one of Trump's campaign promises. The three were the high-level Trump campaign operatives who attended a 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer promising di...

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  • Iran nuclear deal criticised by Trump is working, says EU's Federica Mogherini
Iran nuclear deal criticised by Trump is working, says EU's Federica Mogherini

The US president declared in October that the agreement was "one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into" , and warned that within a few years Iran would be able to "sprint towards a rapid nuclear weapons breakout".

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  • Trump administration allows states to make Medicaid recipients work
Trump administration allows states to make Medicaid recipients work

Announcement of the new guidance delivers on the commitment made by Administrator Verma in her address to state Medicaid directors last November, to "turn the page" in the Medicaid program and give states more freedom to design innovative programs that achieve positive results for the people they serve and to remove bureaucratic barriers that b...

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  • Republicans predict paychecks will grow as IRS issues new tax withholding guidelines
Republicans predict paychecks will grow as IRS issues new tax withholding guidelines

Trump administration officials continued to point to corporate announcements of pay increases and bonuses to promote the early success of the tax cuts. "Then they can decide what they want to do", the senior IRS official said. The government is requiring employers to begin using the new guidelines as soon as possible, but "no later than February ...

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  • Kim's brainwashed North Korean citizens 'would fight to the death'
Kim's brainwashed North Korean citizens 'would fight to the death'

The paper reported that Trump would not say whether contacts had already been initiated between the two foes. There were also talks of carrying out a limited strike on North Korea with the fears of a nuclear war in the background. Defectors have said being found in possession of a Bible is a punishable offense in North Korea. Kim has respon...

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  • US House Votes Decisively To Extend Controversial Surveillance Powers
US House Votes Decisively To Extend Controversial Surveillance Powers

The measure would have required the Federal Bureau of Investigation to get a probable cause warrant to continue even querying the database of intelligence collected on foreign targets overseas. Those officials have broken their traditional wall of silence in order to openly talk with journalists and members of Congress about how important they cons...

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  • US Warns Against Travel To Five Mexican States
US Warns Against Travel To Five Mexican States

Of the total 31 states in the country, 11 additional states got a "level 3" warning, which urged people to "reconsider travel" there. Officials cite continued murder, kidnaping and carjacking related to gang activity as the primary reason for the warning.

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  • White House denies FISA confusion
White House denies FISA confusion

Sanders then said the president supports the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments act but has concerns. When Acosta asked her if President Trump seeks approval for the border wall in exchange for protecting Dreamers, Sanders very bluntly responded, "The president wants border security".

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  • Mitt Romney treated for prostate cancer over the summer; prognosis is good
Mitt Romney treated for prostate cancer over the summer; prognosis is good

An aide said Romney was surgically treated by Dr. Thomas Ahlering at UC Irvine Hospital. "He was treated successfully". Romney, the 70-year-old former governor of MA, is being widely encouraged to run for Utah Sen. Romney owns homes in both states. Romney was MA governor from 2003 to 2007. Romney and President Trump have had a tumultuous rela...

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  • Senators Appeal Once More to Trump on NAFTA
Senators Appeal Once More to Trump on NAFTA

In keeping with his campaign promise, Trump forced Canada and Mexico to sit down and renegotiate the 1994 trade pact, and said if a deal could not be reached he would withdraw the United States from NAFTA. - How has the market performed over the last five years? A withdrawal notice doesn't mean Nafta would be killed - a country can give notice an...

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  • Armed robbers raid Ritz hotel in Paris stealing jewellery worth 'millions'
Armed robbers raid Ritz hotel in Paris stealing jewellery worth 'millions'

He said no one was injured. Three of the robbers were arrested after the smash-and-grab, but two remain on the run, a police official said. Nik said: "My parents and I were sitting at the Hemingway Bar at the Ritz for a drink and we were about to leave when we heard shouting from the bartenders to get down".

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  • Huma Abedin And Anthony Weiner's Latest Divorce Details
Huma Abedin And Anthony Weiner's Latest Divorce Details

A joint request was filed Wednesday with the judge overseeing the case, asking to discontinue the divorce case . Abedin filed a divorce from Weiner in May and listed it as "contested", which meant they had to negotiate in front of a judge.

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  • Coal CEO slams Trump for picking 'inadequate bureaucrats'
Coal CEO slams Trump for picking 'inadequate bureaucrats'

That information from the grid operators is due in 60 days. Today's decision by FERC was the right one, but FERC needs to do a lot more to stand up to the fossil fuel industry and safeguard our climate before they earn our applause.

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  • Assassin's Creed Origins 'The Hidden Ones' Expansion Coming Soon
Assassin's Creed Origins 'The Hidden Ones' Expansion Coming Soon

The Hidden Ones expansion is paid DlC, or free with a Season Pass. "Bayek and the Assassins will clash with the Romans, who occupy an all-new region in the game", the DLC's description reads. Additionally, the level cap has been increased from 40 to 45. Players will be able to face off against Anubis from January 9 to 16, and Sobek from January 23...

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  • Indian National Anthem No Longer Mandatory in Cinemas
Indian National Anthem No Longer Mandatory in Cinemas

The Maharashtra government had made playing the national anthem in cinema halls before every movie mandatory in 2003. The bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said it won't be mandatory for cinema halls to play the Anthem before the start of a movie.

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  • Natural disaster in Caribbean prompts tsunami warning; no deaths reported
Natural disaster in Caribbean prompts tsunami warning; no deaths reported

According to the news report, tremors were felt in a number of places around the country after the quake hit at 8.51 pm (0251 GMT Wednesday), but there were no initial reports of damage or casualties. The tremor occurred about 6 miles below the surface. It was also lightly felt in Belize's capital, Belize City. Honduran President Juan Orlando Her...

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  • READ: Transcript Of Dossier Firm's Senate Judiciary Interview Released By Feinstein
READ: Transcript Of Dossier Firm's Senate Judiciary Interview Released By Feinstein

In a statement accompanying the release of the Simpson transcript Tuesday, Feinstein said "the American people deserve the opportunity to see what (Simpson) said (about the dossier) and judge for themselves". Among the most startling statements made during Simpson's interview was when he said that " somebody's already been killed " as a result ...

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  • Altice USA Plans Separation From European Parent
Altice USA Plans Separation From European Parent

Altice founder Patrick Drahi (second from left) is joined by Altice USA CEO Dexter Goei (center) at a fiber deployment site on Long Island, N.Y. In addition, the Altice USA board of directors approved a $1.5 billion cash dividend to all shareholders immediately prior to completion of the separation.

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  • U.S. vice president to visit Jordan during Mideast tour
U.S. vice president to visit Jordan during Mideast tour

A statement by the State Information Service said: "Egypt's positions on global issues are not derived from alleged leaks from an anonymous source". In the report, an officer identified as Cpt. But, he added, "After that, this thing will become a reality". Israel considers Jerusalem its undivided capital but Palestinians want a capital for a fu...

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  • 12 in the nation for online bachelor's degree programs
12 in the nation for online bachelor's degree programs

For the seventh year, EKU Online degree programs have been ranked among the best by U.S. News & World Report . The online program rankings were released Tuesday for current students and adults looking to further their education and improve career-related skills.

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  • Judge rules to dismiss standoff case against rancher Bunchy
Judge rules to dismiss standoff case against rancher Bunchy

She said federal prosecutors withheld evidence that would have been helpful to the defendant's case, eliminating the possibility for a fair trial. Navarro severely criticized prosecutors for failing to properly turn over evidence to their lawyers.

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  • Protestors Project
Protestors Project "F-k Trump" On Stadium At College Football National Championship

It is Trump's second visit to Atlanta since he won the election, and several dozen demonstrators protested near the stadium. Needless to say, his appearance was not without controversy , drawing protests, long lines outside Mercedes-Benz Stadium and a mix of boos and cheers upon arrival.

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  • TODAY'S FORECAST: Mostly cloudy, chance of snow showers
TODAY'S FORECAST: Mostly cloudy, chance of snow showers

In the mountains, a snowstorm is predicted to roll into the southern mountains Tuesday night , then throughout the rest of the high country Wednesday , said OpenSnow forecaster Joel Gratz. A better chance for rain will develop for Friday , with rain transitioning to a wintry mix Friday night and to snow for Saturday . Total daytime snow acc...

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  • Democratic Senator Releases Transcript of Interview with Dossier Firm
Democratic Senator Releases Transcript of Interview with Dossier Firm

Mr. Simpson has also spoken with investigators from the House and Senate intelligence committees , which have their own investigations into Russia's election interference. Citing Republicans' attempt to discredit the dossier, Simpson had called for the release of the closed-door interviews he has done as part of congressional Russian Federation ...

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  • Probe UIDAI, not scribe, for Aadhaar breach: Edward Snowden
Probe UIDAI, not scribe, for Aadhaar breach: Edward Snowden

The FIR mentioned the names of the journalist and Anil Kumar, Sunil Kumar, and Raj, the three people Khaira reached out to purchase the Aadhaar data, but they have not been shown as accused, the police said. The UIDAI had also said that it respects free speech, including the freedom of the press, and its police complaint should not be viewed as "sh...

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  • With cameras rolling, Trump urges both parties to cut deals on immigration
With cameras rolling, Trump urges both parties to cut deals on immigration

In September, Trump said he was scrapping the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) program, but then delayed enforcement to give Congress six months - until March - to craft a lasting solution. Ring of Fire's Farron Cousins explains why this project must be halted before we waste billions of dollars on a project that will do absolute...

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  • Modi govt poses threat to democracy, Constitution: Mevani
Modi govt poses threat to democracy, Constitution: Mevani

Several youth leaders from across the country joined Akhil Gogoi, Manoj Manzil, Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Shehla Rashid and Vinay Ratan from the Bhim Army to express the way in which "attempts were being made by the government to silence them" as they were demanding a dignified life for all.

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  • USA suspending security assistance to Pakistan: State Department
USA suspending security assistance to Pakistan: State Department

In his Twitter comments, Trump said Washington has received "nothing but lies and deceits" in return for giving Pakistan more than $33 billion in the last 15 years. Trump's new policy, the official said, is driven by the his desire to have a successful strategy in Afghanistan. Now, the money that has been suspended at this time does not mean th...

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  • Alligators use freaky - and creepy - ancient ritual to survive NC's arctic blast
Alligators use freaky - and creepy - ancient ritual to survive NC's arctic blast

Alligators, he explained, don't like subfreezing temperatures any more than warmblooded humans, and when faced with such extremes they go into survival mode. ... Look at those teeth". This includes two alligators that were used as "guard animals" by N.C. drug dealers. George Howard, the park's general manager, told HuffPost that while the froze...

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  • La. Teacher Handcuffed At School Board Meeting After Talking About Pay
La. Teacher Handcuffed At School Board Meeting After Talking About Pay

Deyshia Hargrave , a middle school teacher in the Vermilion Parish school system, was videotaped being escorted out of a room and then wrestled into handcuffs by a city marshal on January 8. "She got away from what I believe was the germane issue", he said. The Abbeville Police Department did not arrest the teacher. School board member Laurie...

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