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NU store sells $1M ticket NU store sells $1M ticket
- January 02, 2018

In addition, five tickets each are now worth $100,000, including one sold at the Kroger in the Rio Hill Center in Albemarle County. The ticket was sold at Tarpey's SuperValu on the Cootehill Road in Cavan on Saturday, December 30. The other two million-dollar tickets were bought in Stafford and Virginia Beach. Tickets for the January 1, 2018, Minnesota Millionaire Raffle went on sale October 24 and sold out Dec. (more...)
Germany's strict new social media hate speech law comes into effect Germany's strict new social media hate speech law comes into effect
- January 02, 2018

The idea behind the law is to get rid of hate speech , fake news and illegal material online. Facebook has apologised after an investigation exposed inconsistencies by moderators in removing offensive posts reported by the social network's users. (more...)
Very cold end to 2017 — WEATHER FORECAST Very cold end to 2017 — WEATHER FORECAST
- January 02, 2018

Chance of precipitation is 50%. I'm anticipating this happens; so, I'd plan for a few inches of snow. Tonight: Areas of freezing fog after midnight. South wind around 5 miles per hour. Partly sunny, with a high near 70. Wind chill values as low as -21. Winds could gust as high as 26 miles per hour. (more...)
'Ten dead' in Iran as anti-government protests continue 'Ten dead' in Iran as anti-government protests continue
- January 02, 2018

The report gave no further information on the location or causes of deaths. The tweet has since been deleted, however. Rohani was reelected in May in part on a promise to guarantee rights to freedom of expression and assembly. People protest in Tehran over rising fuel and food prices. He charged Rouhani's government, and those before it, have long oppressed the Iranian people. (more...)
Justice Dept. Must Act on Allegations Against Clinton Aide Abedin, Comey Justice Dept. Must Act on Allegations Against Clinton Aide Abedin, Comey
- January 02, 2018

Trump closely monitors. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin and Former FBI Director James Comey must be investigated for their potential breaches of security, US President Donald Trump said in a statement on Tuesday. (more...)
John Legend threatens to sue blogger over Pizzagate conspiracy John Legend threatens to sue blogger over Pizzagate conspiracy
- January 02, 2018

Earlier in the week, Conkin tweeted photos to her almost 50,000 followers of the married couple's daughter, dressed as Alice in Wonderland , a hot dog and a pineapple, insinuating that the couple is somehow involved in the human trafficking ring. (more...)
Tiger Zinda Hai earns Rs. 272 crores at BO Tiger Zinda Hai earns Rs. 272 crores at BO
- January 02, 2018

Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta had given it an average review and had also compared it to Malayalam film Take Off, which was also based on the same situation regarding Indian nurses stranded in Iraq. Khan's two biggest grossers till date are Bajrangi Bhaaijaan (2015) and Sultan (2016) which made Rs315.49 crore and Rs300.67 crore, respectively. (more...)
LAPD makes arrest in Wichita LAPD makes arrest in Wichita "swatting" tragedy
- January 02, 2018

Swatting is the term used when someone makes a call to a police department with a false story of an ongoing crime - often involving killing or hostages - in an attempt to draw police officers to a particular address. Police are investigating whether it was a "swatting" incident or prank. The FBI joined the investigation on Friday afternoon. Due to the action of a prankster, we have an innocent victim. (more...)
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denies role behind protests in Iran Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denies role behind protests in Iran
- January 02, 2018

The protests began Thursday over economic issues and have since expanded to several cities. The prospect of a harsher response from security forces, whose brutality is notorious, raised fears of further violence. They chanted, "Death to the dictator!" Some of the anger was directed at Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, breaking a taboo surrounding the man who has been supreme leader of Iran since 1989. (more...)
Drunken bragging sparked FBI's Trump probe Drunken bragging sparked FBI's Trump probe
- January 02, 2018

Two months after the meeting, Australian officials passed the information that came from Papadopoulos to their American counterparts when leaked Democratic emails began appearing online, according to the newspaper, which cited four current and former USA and foreign officials. (more...)
New Year's rarity! California twins born in different years New Year's rarity! California twins born in different years
- January 02, 2018

The first twin, a boy, was born at 11:58 p.m. Sunday; he weighed 5 pounds 9 ounces, and was 18 inches, hospital officials told the station. It appears the first baby born in Kern County was in Delano. After seeing out 2017 with the birth of her son, Maria then had to undergo a c-section for the second baby as her daughter was slightly breached. A spokesperson for the family told the Daily Mail on Monday that both the babies and their mother were healthy to go home to Earlimart, a small ... (more...)
Firefighters battle Bronx building fire, 9 injured Firefighters battle Bronx building fire, 9 injured
- January 02, 2018

Altogether, 168 firefighters are now battling a massive blaze in the Bronx, New York. (Eastern Time). When they arrived, firefighters found the fire on the first floor of the building in a furniture store. The blaze comes several days after another fire in the borough killed 12 people, leaving another dozen without a home. On the frigid morning, firefighters were battling not only the flames but the cold as well. (more...)
Dispatch: Iranian protesters defy authorities to voice differing demands for change Dispatch: Iranian protesters defy authorities to voice differing demands for change
- January 02, 2018

He gave no further details nor a time for when the president will talk. Rouhani was quoted as saying in a meeting with lawmakers. "Criticism and protest are an opportunity not a threat". The protests were fanned in part by messages sent on the Telegram messaging app, which authorities blocked on Sunday along with Instagram . Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that the enemies have got united against Iran as protest rallies have spread to ... (more...)
US citizens killed in Costa Rica plane crash US citizens killed in Costa Rica plane crash
- January 02, 2018

Nature Air did not respond to phone and email messages. Costa Rican officials had said they were still seeking to establish the names of the Americans who died when the Nature Air plane went down at midday Sunday in Guanacaste. Zachary Steinberg graduated high school in 2016 and his brother William graduated the year after. Bruce Steinberg, 50, worked in investment banking, and Irene Steinberg, 51, was active with the UJA-Federation of New York, according to the New York Post . (more...)
Kim warns United States that 'nuclear launch button is on his desk' Kim warns United States that 'nuclear launch button is on his desk'
- January 02, 2018

North Korea's past participation in sporting events in the South has largely depended on the political and military situation, though they did send a full team to the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, near Seoul. South Korea's presidential office welcomed Kim's interest and suggestion to hold talks. Kim's surprise offer came as the South is pinning hopes on the North's participation in the games because it believes that the move could help ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula. (more...)
At Least 8 Rescued From Smokey NYC Fire: FDNY At Least 8 Rescued From Smokey NYC Fire: FDNY
- January 02, 2018

Most of the injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening. The fire comes just days after the deadly Bronx apartment fire that killed 12 people on December 28th. The fire appears to have started in a first floor furniture store. Firefighters have been pulled from the building and will fight the fire from outside, the FDNY said. (more...)
At least nine killed in prison riot At least nine killed in prison riot
- January 02, 2018

Jorimar Bastos, the chief of the state prison guard union, told the local Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper that only five prison officers were on duty on January 1 this year, responsible for 900 prisoners, according to Reuters. In comments on Monday to newspaper Folha de São Paulo, the head of Brazil's prison guard union, Jorimar Bastos, criticized the amount of resources allocated for oversight at the Goiânia prison, saying only five guards were assigned to watch over 900 prisoners. (more...)
German Political Leader Under Police Investigation Over Tweets About Muslim Rape Gangs German Political Leader Under Police Investigation Over Tweets About Muslim Rape Gangs
- January 02, 2018

Twitter and Facebook's tough stance came as an anti-online hate speech law came into effect on Jan 1 in Germany . "Do you think it is to appease the barbaric, gang-raping hordes of Muslim men?" wrote Beatrix von Storch, the deputy leader of the AfD's parliamentary group. (more...)
Iran Envoy Urges Trump to Focus on Americans' Problems Iran Envoy Urges Trump to Focus on Americans' Problems
- January 02, 2018

Russia's Embassy in the United States has warned against foreign interference in Iran as anti-government protests there have turned deadly. They are hungry for food & for freedom. At least 12 protestors have been killed in incidents across the country and hundreds have been arrested. Trump had warned on Saturday that the world "is watching" what is happening in Iran , noting that "Oppressive regimes can not endure forever, and the day will come when the Iranian people will face a choice". (more...)
Missing Charlottesville woman found dead in own home Missing Charlottesville woman found dead in own home
- January 02, 2018

Authorities did not release any further details yet as the investigation into the case is still ongoing. Before Miller's body was found, Deputy Chief Gary Pleasants said police had deployed bloodhounds and were checking security cameras near her home. (more...)

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