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The Placer County Sheriff's Office identified the victim Friday as 42-year-old Wenyu Zhang of Rocklin, California. Squaw Valley is about 110 miles (177 kilometers) east of Sacramento. A Squaw Valley spokeswoman said the resort, as of 7 a.m. Friday, had received nearly three feet of snow in the past 24 hours. We hope for the full and speedy recovery of the injured guests, and extend our thoughts and support to all those involved.
  • State Department Makes Cuba Staffing Cuts Permanent After Mysterious 'Health Attacks'

    State Department Makes Cuba Staffing Cuts Permanent After Mysterious 'Health Attacks'

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    The embassy would now operate as an unaccompanied post, it said, meaning diplomats would not be permitted to move there with family members. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson chose to reduce the diplomatic presence in Havana at the end of September due to the inexplicable symptoms suffered by at least 24 intelligence officers, diplomats and their relatives, who reported falling ill after hearing odd sounds and feeling vibrations.
  • Five police killed in suspected Islamist attack in Kenya

    Five police killed in suspected Islamist attack in Kenya

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    North Eastern regional commissioner Mohamud Saleh said the attackers targeted Administration and Kenya Police camps in the area. The area has faced a series of attacks in the past two months that saw many communication masts destroyed. He said the Kenya Police Reservists who guard the communication mast were overpowered by the heavily armed attackers. Some police officers who sustained serious injuries during the attack have been airlifted to the capital Nairobi for special treatment.
  • Pilot reports that 'pretty much everyone' threw up while landing during storm

    Pilot reports that 'pretty much everyone' threw up while landing during storm

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    But what about the planes that did manage to take off? A pilot reported that "pretty much every one on the plane threw up " as the aircraft flew through a storm Friday. Other pilots reported moderate turbulence and diversions Friday. An American Airlines spokesman says the company has canceled about 18 percent of its flights in the Northeast, with Boston's Logan Airport and Reagan Washington National Airport the hardest hit.
  • Beast from the East here to stay as more weather warnings issued

    Beast from the East here to stay as more weather warnings issued

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    We've got cold air on top of us with south easterly winds and moist air pushing in. Thursday evening into Friday brings the prospect of some potentially heavy snow with a warm front moving northwards from the south coast and meeting the cold weather now sitting over the UK.
  • Spice Girls manager hints tour is on - with or without Victoria Beckham

    Spice Girls manager hints tour is on - with or without Victoria Beckham

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    Set for May 19, 2018, their upcoming wedding has been a likened to a fairy tale. But Posh Spice Victoria quickly put the brakes on tour talk, insisting the champagne get together was all business and surrounded the group's legacy. Mel B started, before Love jumped in and said, "Yes, they are performing!" She said: "I'm not going on tour". "Why am I so honest?" She then tried to backtrack.
  • College dropout refuses to leave her dorm room

    College dropout refuses to leave her dorm room

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    A USA woman who dropped out of college two years ago has vowed to fight her former university for trying to evict her from the dorm room she's still living in. She disputes the charges and continues to live in the dorm room while working two jobs. "It was like, 'Get out, '" she told the Post . They say she dropped out of her own accord, something the former student contests.
  • Hlas: Will Iowa basketball follow lost season by losing a star?

    Hlas: Will Iowa basketball follow lost season by losing a star?

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    The 12th-seeded Hawkeyes (14-18) got solid work inside from Tyler Cook (19 points, five rebounds) and Garza (20 and eight) to go with the accurate shooting of Bohannon. Iowa had four players reach double figures with sophomore Ryan Kriener leading the way with 14 points in 20 minutes. But the Wolverines opened the second half on an 11-0 run to take a six-point lead.
  • For March 6 Primary Election - Early voting ends Friday

    For March 6 Primary Election - Early voting ends Friday

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    However, it does not seem as many voters are taking advantage of the option. As of today, over eight percent of Randall County registered voters have cast their ballots, amounting to over 7,000 residents. They can avoid the Tuesday lines. Officials say the high early voter turnout could surpass the presidential primary voting number. "So with two more days to go, I can't tell you exactly how much more we are going to pass it by, but we do know we are going to pass it", said Potter County ...
  • Sandbags and warnings as northeast United States braces for storm-driven flood

    Sandbags and warnings as northeast United States braces for storm-driven flood

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    Images were already rolling in Friday morning from along the coast, showing high water levels with more high tides yet to come. Maryland had more than 30,000 customers without power early Friday morning. There is a chance that some of the snow could mix all the way down to the coast by later Friday afternoon from Philadelphia to New York City. That " bomb cyclone " created a record high tide of 15.16 feet - besting the tides of the Blizzard of '78 and sending heavy, car-swamping floods ...
  • Toys'R'Us winds down United Kingdom business as retail sector feels chill

    Toys'R'Us winds down United Kingdom business as retail sector feels chill

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    It said it would continue to accept gift cards already bought and announced that most remaining stock would be on promotion to assist clearance. Accountancy firm Moorfields says it has been appointed to oversee "an orderly wind-down" of the debt-burdened toy chain, which has 105 United Kingdom stores.
  • Bill Kelly: Donald Trump's tariff threat shows his ignorance of worldwide trade

    Bill Kelly: Donald Trump's tariff threat shows his ignorance of worldwide trade

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    Global trade experts believe that the policy mechanism behind the president's decision will make it easier for other countries to enact tit-for-tat tariffs in the name of national security. "We are discussing different measures". He dismissed Trump's claim the US can slap tariffs on steel and aluminum for national security reasons. Canadian Trade Minister Francois-Phillippe Champagne has promised to defend his country's workers, calling the tariffs "unacceptable".
  • Changes to waste and recycling collections - Friday 2 March

    Changes to waste and recycling collections - Friday 2 March

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    If your bin has been missed, you are advised to take it back onto your property and put it out on your next scheduled collection day for that type of waste. Bring to sites and will be emptied on Saturday March 3 and collections will be made next week. "Blue bins will be collected according to the normal schedule".
  • Families celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with reading

    Families celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with reading

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    They have a few different activities planned for the hour, such as a reading of one of Seuss' books. With tons of wild rhyming that is classic Seussical goodness, the kids watch helplessly as havoc is wrecked upon their home by all sorts of things the cat produces, including Thing One and Thing Two.
  • Wind warnings in effect across Delmarva with gusts around 60 miles per hour

    Wind warnings in effect across Delmarva with gusts around 60 miles per hour

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    Motorists are also reminded to be extra careful. Don't drive through standing water. Remove dead or rotting trees and branches that could fall and cause injury or damage. Something similar to one of these - a few 55-60 miles per hour gusts, but mostly 40-50 miles per hour with only sporadic power outages - would be a plausible low-end scenario for how this could turn out, and one we should hope for.
  • Serena Williams was brought to tears by her husband's romantic billboard surprise

    Serena Williams was brought to tears by her husband's romantic billboard surprise

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    Serena's husband, Alexis Ohanian, chose to give her a special welcome back on her drive to Indian Wells. Williams had planned her return from maternity leave at the Australian Open, but withdrew saying she wasn't ready yet. The first three billboards, which also feature images of the couple's baby daughter, spell out the message, "Greatest Momma Of All Time ". American tennis star, Serena Williams , is definitely having the best time of her life.
  • Pesticides 'harm bees' and could be banned from United Kingdom countryside

    Pesticides 'harm bees' and could be banned from United Kingdom countryside

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    The much-awaited EFSA updated assessment examines three neonicotinoids - clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam - that are now subject to restrictions in the European Union because of the threat they pose to bees. Unlike contact pesticides - which remain on the surface of foliage - neonicotinoids are absorbed by the plant from the seed phase and transported to leaves, flowers, roots and stems.
  • Tripura, Meghalaya: Babus keep fingers crossed about new political masters

    Tripura, Meghalaya: Babus keep fingers crossed about new political masters

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    Exit polls have suggested that BJP will dethrone the incumbent CPI-M which has been ruling the state since 1993. While elections were postponed in Meghalay's Williamnagar following the death of an NCP candidate, in Nagaland , Nephiu Rio of NDPP was declared victor from Northern Angami-II Assembly seat in Kohima after his rival withdrew from the race.
  • Deputy Shot During Chase Will Not Survive

    Deputy Shot During Chase Will Not Survive

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    Deputy Jacob Pickett was critically injured in a shooting while assisting the Lebanon Police Department with a pursuit of a wanted individual. A deputy with the Boone County Sheriff's Office has been shot and three people are in custody. Several other local law enforcement agencies are sending their thoughts and prayers to Boone County. Officers pursued that auto as it fled through the city's streets, and Pickett and other officers joined the chase.
  • A '9 To 5' Reboot Is On The Way

    A '9 To 5' Reboot Is On The Way

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    According to Deadline , 20th Century Fox is in the early stages of making a modern reboot of the film. "Everybody is very interested, and we've all agreed that we'd love to do it, if it's right", she revealed. Into a new 9 to 5? Tomlin quickly jumped in, saying "And in 2017 we still refuse to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot".
  • Air travel disruption continues across the United Kingdom and Europe

    Air travel disruption continues across the United Kingdom and Europe

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    About a third of the flights at Kennedy were cancelled by mid-afternoon. The airfield was still mostly in business although bosses were forced to divert some flights to land at other airports. A major nor'easter packing wet, heavy snow has sent tree limbs crashing down, left more than 150,000 customers without power and closed schools across upstate NY.
  • Chairman of Rosneft's Chinese investor under investigation

    Chairman of Rosneft's Chinese investor under investigation

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    The chairman of China's CEFC China Energy, which agreed last September to pay $9.1 billion for a 14.16% stake in Russia's Rosneft, has been investigated for suspected economic crimes, Chinese-language business magazine Caixin reported on Thursday.
  • Inflatable raft crashes through roof of northeast Miami-Dade home

    Inflatable raft crashes through roof of northeast Miami-Dade home

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    The Griffon search-and-rescue helicopter was on a training exercise in Florida on Wednesday and returning to a U.S. Coast Guard air station when the uninflated raft became detached, said military spokesman David Lavallee. Rameau was the only one inside the home when the weird incident happened. Raneau told the Miami Herald that she feels lucky it wasn't worse. "I kept screaming, 'What happened?" The RCAF is investigating the incident.
  • PM May says Britain will not "think again" on Brexit

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    In her speech, titled "Our Future Partnership", she will set out what she claims is an ambitious but credible vision for the future. "It is because of the absence of a clear understanding of what the British Government is asking for in terms of a future relationship that we have had to insist on a default position in the context of the unique challenges that Ireland faces", he said.
  • Europe ready to counter Trump's 'incomprehensible' tariffs

    Europe ready to counter Trump's 'incomprehensible' tariffs

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    Trump's announcement, which also included a 10% tariff on aluminum imports, sent question marks ricocheting around not only the steel industry but geopolitical certainties in the Western hemisphere - most importantly, NAFTA. A Communist Party newspaper warned in late 2016 that a trade war would have economic consequences. After weeks of rumors and counterrumors about his administration's intentions, President Donald Trump announced Thursday he would sign off on measures created to ...
  • Big freeze forces closure of schools across Europe

    Big freeze forces closure of schools across Europe

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    Russian Federation itself was not spared, with its meteorological service warning of "abnormally cold " temperatures until Wednesday and temperatures in the Moscow region expected to fall to minus 24 Celsius on Sunday night, and minus 35 Celsius in the centre of the country.
  • Anthony Scaramucci Claims John Kelly is Denying Him Access, Thwarting Business Deal

    Anthony Scaramucci Claims John Kelly is Denying Him Access, Thwarting Business Deal

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    Kelly now faces other staffing challenges, with the impending departure of Hope Hicks , one of Mr. Trump's most trusted allies who has served as the White House communications director. Trump named Kelly as his chief of staff in July 2017 after his predecessor, Reince Priebus, resigned from the post. Mr Scaramucci called for Kelly's resignation last month after the disclosures that Mr Porter kept his job with access to top secret information despite a background investigation that ...
  • Keep politics out of football, Infantino tells Saudi, Iran

    Keep politics out of football, Infantino tells Saudi, Iran

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    The condemnation came after Russian Federation vetoed a British-drafted resolution renewing sanctions on Yemen and citing "particular concern" about a report's findings on Iran . Soltanifar also said Infantino is to invite Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to attend the opening ceremony of the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russian Federation.
  • United Kingdom police detain three suspects in explosion attack

    United Kingdom police detain three suspects in explosion attack

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    These men continue to be questioned by detectives this morning. Any further information will soon be stated about "these individuals at this stage", according to a police spokesman. The blast, at about 7.20pm on Sunday, caused a large fire, bringing down the grocery store and two-storey flat. Formal identification of the remains has yet to be carried out.
  • Luka Modric Charged with False Testimony in Former Dinamo Zagreb Exec's Trial

    Luka Modric Charged with False Testimony in Former Dinamo Zagreb Exec's Trial

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    Agence France-Presse, via Yahoo , reported that the 32-year-old Croat gave a false testimony during the case against Dinamo Zagreb's former chief executive Zdravko Mamic in June last year. He moved to Real Madrid in 2012. Prosecutors were surprised past year when Modric testified that he had signed an annex in his Dinamo Zagreb contract guaranteeing this while he was still playing in Croatia.
  • Several bodies found inside MA home, police say

    Several bodies found inside MA home, police say

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    Investigators were treating the deaths as suspicious. "It is very early in the investigation and there are a lot of questions still to be answered", Early said. No other information was immediately released. There was a large police presence at the school Friday and there was grief counseling available. Strings of yellow caution tape wrapped around a house, a road barricaded by police cruisers, and four dead bodies; it's the type of tragedy that people in the small town of West ...
  • Filings close for Primary Election

    Filings close for Primary Election

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    A COMEBACK? Former Executive Councilor Debora Pignatelli is thinking seriously of making a political comeback with a run for the District 5 Executive Council seat she held for four terms from 2005-2011 and from 2015-2017. The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners District 1 will see Republican's Randy Thompson and Tom Adams running. The secretary of state's office has not tracked early voting in smaller counties but it is unlikely Democrats are making much of a dent.
  • Puerto Rico Residents Say San Juan Mayor Politicized Hurricane Maria

    Puerto Rico Residents Say San Juan Mayor Politicized Hurricane Maria

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    Since 2006, economic growth has been down 15 per cent in Puerto Rico , which also faces a severe debt crisis. The hurricane has not only damaged buildings, power grids, and homes but also took down, or destroyed an estimated 480 million trees, or a third of all forests on the island.
  • Park Hotels & Resorts (PK) Updates FY18 Earnings Guidance

    Park Hotels & Resorts (PK) Updates FY18 Earnings Guidance

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    The Volatility 3m is a similar percentage determined by the daily log normal returns and standard deviation of the share price over 3 months. Tracing annual dividend record of Company we disclosed that the company is giving income interest to Dividend Seeking Investors with holding annual dividend yield of 4.35%.
  • New app Vero shows you what's new and popular in real time

    New app Vero shows you what's new and popular in real time

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    Servers are overloaded so that many users can't post or subscribe to other accounts. While the people behind Vero will most likely be able to find a way to cope with the sudden uptick in user numbers, there is still no assurance that the app will remain popular in the future.
  • Thome, Michigan women beat Penn St. in Big Ten Tournament

    Thome, Michigan women beat Penn St. in Big Ten Tournament

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    WrestleStat doesn't think this one will be as close, projecting a 17-point spread in favor of Penn State. Don't expect another 24-point blow out like the one two weeks ago, but Penn State should have enough confidence to stick around in this game and potentially steal one against Ohio State while under-manned.
  • US approves sale of 210 anti-tank missiles to Ukraine

    US approves sale of 210 anti-tank missiles to Ukraine

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    The Trump team is prepared to sell weapons worth $47 million to Ukraine, which has been fighting Russian Federation since 2014. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. "We have all possibilities to cooperate with the United States and to increase our cooperation including in the defence sector", he said. "But he also uses it to prevent Ukraine from developing quickly", he said.
  • OH student planned shooting 'bigger than anything this country's ever seen'

    OH student planned shooting 'bigger than anything this country's ever seen'

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    Brink said it does not appear anyone had prior knowledge that Simons was planning a shooting. He died in hospital the next day. "A memo entry dated February 18 said, ".I'm going to die doing it, I hate those people, when they interview my parents and ask how they didn't see the signs they should know it's not them it's me and it's because of how I see the world.I'd hurt and destroy something bigger but my schools an easy target".
  • North Korea are 'open to talks with the US'

    North Korea are 'open to talks with the US'

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    Kim Yong Chol made the comments during an hour-long meeting between South President Moon Jae-in and an eight-member North Korean high-level delegation in Pyeongchang , South Korea . During her visit, Ivanka Trump sat in the same box with Kim Yong Choi, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Worker's Party Central Committee. "North Korean athletes are competing on the world stage, even if they're not winning", said Martyn Williams, a North Korea media watcher and creator of the ...
  • Jho Low hits out after scandal-linked yacht seized off Bali

    Jho Low hits out after scandal-linked yacht seized off Bali

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    Bali police have confirmed the 29-strong crew of a luxury yacht impounded yesterday included two Australians. "Until today, apart from bare allegations contained in the law suit, the US DOJ has not shown any tangible proof that Jho Low is the actual owner of the yacht or that it was purchased with funds from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)".
  • Porsche Mission E charger plan has Tesla in its sights

    Porsche Mission E charger plan has Tesla in its sights

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    Now, we're beginning to learn a little more about the vehicle, including how it will be priced. Stefan Weckbach told Ars Technica the electric vehicle is still very much a Porsche even if things look a bit different under the hood. By plugging in overnight they would be able to refill even long-range batteries - and take advantage of special overnight charging rates that many USA utilities are now offering for battery-car owners.