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Intense bands of snow whipped parts of the Northeast on Wednesday, threatening unsafe driving conditions and more power outages as the second nor'easter in a week crept up the storm-weary East Coast. She was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. The Huskies were in the city to compete in the 2018 CAA Women's Basketball Tournament. Metro-North railroad on Wednesday reduced service north of New York City .
  • WaPo: Erik Prince, Seychelles Meeting Possible Kremlin Back Channel

    WaPo: Erik Prince, Seychelles Meeting Possible Kremlin Back Channel

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    The New York Times reports that a close adviser to the United Arab Emirates is cooperating with the investigation and testified before a grand jury recently. According to the Times, Mr. Mueller is investigating whether Emirati money found its way to the Trump campaign, which would be illegal. The special counsel's questions about the Emiratis point to an investigation that has expanded beyond Russian meddling in the 2016 election to broader concerns about foreign influence during the ...
  • Tube bomb accused trained 'to kill' by Islamic State, court heard

    Tube bomb accused trained 'to kill' by Islamic State, court heard

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    He told them he was claiming asylum in Britain as he was "in fear of Islamic State as a result of what had happened to him in Iraq", the court heard. Hassan denies both charges. Ms Morgan said the device was made from the volatile chemical explosive TATP and contained a large amount of shrapnel to cause "maximum harm and carnage".
  • OPEC's Venezuela Dilemma and US Energy Policy

    OPEC's Venezuela Dilemma and US Energy Policy

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    The agency may also raise its forecast for US output if oil stays above $60/bbl, Birol said during the CERAWeek oil conference in Houston. And yet, with oil trading about $10 higher than the average of 2017 the risk is still of more shale growth, rather than less.
  • Memphis Tigers Looking At Penny Hardaway To Replace Tubby Smith

    Memphis Tigers Looking At Penny Hardaway To Replace Tubby Smith

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    In an effort to change that, according to Gary Parrish of CBS Sports , school officials are seriously considering firing Smith and replacing him with Penny Hardaway. The Tigers went 19-13 last season under Tubby Smith and are now sitting at 19-12 heading into the American Athletic Conference tournament, which kicks off tomorrow.
  • Vice President Mike Pence to speak in Kentucky

    Vice President Mike Pence to speak in Kentucky

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    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 is the biggest tax overhaul in a generation. He praised the governor for running the State of Nebraska like a business, including slowing the growth of government spending, cutting taxes and creating jobs.
  • US Steel to bring back 500 workers in Granite City

    US Steel to bring back 500 workers in Granite City

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    The plant has been idle since late 2015. This decision, along with the President's recent move to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, is a direct result of that activism. The restart process could take up to four months. The company expects to provide information on the anticipated financial impact of the restart as more details on the President's executive order become available for analysis in the coming days.
  • Documents show Federal Bureau of Investigation paid Geek Squad staff as informants

    Documents show Federal Bureau of Investigation paid Geek Squad staff as informants

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    The FBI's previously reported relationship with Best Buy's Geek Squad appears to be even more cozy than first thought, according to new documents obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation . The image was discovered in a section of Rettenmaier's hard drive that stores deleted files, when he brought it to a Best Buy store for repairs. During the meeting, the company gave the agency a tour of the facility.
  • Hyderabad: Vidyanagar is a fully women-operated railway station

    Hyderabad: Vidyanagar is a fully women-operated railway station

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    The Matunga Road station of the Western Railway (WR) will also be fully-managed by women from Thursday, officials said. "In a unique endeavour to ensure women's empowerment, the Western Railway has appointed all-women staff at its suburban Matunga Road station".
  • Archbishop Oscar Romero to be announced saint

    Archbishop Oscar Romero to be announced saint

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    Salvadorans are celebrating the news that slain Archbishop Oscar Romero is to be made a saint. President Salvador Sanchez Ceren tweeted that Francis' decision "fills us with enormous joy". Pope Paul VI , who oversaw the sweeping "Vatican II" reforms of the Catholic Church in the 1960s, will soon be made a saint, the Vatican announced on Wednesday.
  • Analysts See $0.11 EPS for New York REIT, Inc. (NYRT)

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    Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of New York REIT from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. North Run Capital LP increased its stake in shares of New York REIT Inc (NYSE: NYRT ) by 38.1% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
  • U.S. trade deficit jumps to more than nine-year high

    U.S. trade deficit jumps to more than nine-year high

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    We can not allow this to happen as it has for many years!' the president wrote in a second tweet. The U.S. trade deficit increased to a more than nine-year high in January, with the shortfall with China widening sharply, suggesting that President Donald Trump's "America First" trade policies are unlikely to have a material impact on the deficit.
  • Britain First leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen found guilty of harassment

    Britain First leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen found guilty of harassment

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    Kelli, speaking from behind a screen, told the court: "She (Fransen) was making racist remarks: 'Dirty Muslim rapist, come out, we're not going to leave until you're gone, come out". The Twitter accounts of Fransen and Golding and their party were suspended after the November controversy. They are due to be sentenced later. Golding said he was just acting as Fransen's cameraman.
  • Nikolas Cruz formally charged with 17 counts of murder

    Nikolas Cruz formally charged with 17 counts of murder

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    Cruz also asked for a copy of the bible to read on one occasion. Another deputy noted that he "avoids eye contact" and "looks downward with a blank stare". James and Kimberly Snead, the couple who gave Cruz a home after his mother died late previous year, testified before the grand jury Wednesday. Cruz confessed to investigators when he was captured about an hour after the shooting.
  • With deals worth $100 bln, Mohammed bin Salman means business in UK

    With deals worth $100 bln, Mohammed bin Salman means business in UK

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    It is the first trip overseas for the 32-year-old Salman since he became heir to the Saudi throne, and comes after a eventful year in which he vowed to modernise the country. But Tom Tugendhat told LBC why he thinks the Saudi prince should be welcomed. Representative Andrew Smith wrote in Ceasefire magazine selling arms to Saudi Arabia is a "long and inglorious tradition" with no checks on their use.
  • Statue vandalism the new tool of political battles in India

    Statue vandalism the new tool of political battles in India

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    The home ministry in a press release on Thursday said it had taken serious note of the recent incidents. "Persons indulging in such acts must be sternly dealt with and booked under relevant provisions of law", it said. Both houses of parliament adjourned early yesterday as lawmakers protested against the incidents. Singh has ordered states to act sternly to check such incidents.
  • Scientists '99%' sure bones belong to Amelia Earhart

    Scientists '99%' sure bones belong to Amelia Earhart

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    Hoodless , the bones were dismissed as nothing more than a castaway - who was most likely male. Researchers said almost every certified forensic anthropologist in the world uses the program. She and her her navigator, Fred Noonan , were declared dead two years later after the US concluded she had crashed somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, though their remains were never found.
  • School shooting suspect indicted on 17 counts of murder

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    Stephen Green said in a letter to parents that the district will support students who peacefully protest as long as they do not disrupt school operations or threaten the safety of students and staff. Brown came down from her office to speak to the more than 100 students from Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego, who sat on a broad stairway underneath the Capitol rotunda.
  • At least three seriously hurt in Vienna knife attack: Austrian media

    At least three seriously hurt in Vienna knife attack: Austrian media

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    Vienna police said the attack happened at about 7:45 p.m. (1845 GMT; 1 p.m. EST) on Praterstrasse in the heart of Vienna . A major search for the suspect is underway, with residents in the area being told to stay indoors. According to Heute.at, heavily armed police officers are guarding the entrance doors of the buildings located not far from the scene. "At first I did not dare to get out of it, but as more and more blue light approached, I dared to do it".
  • MEPs to vote on vision for future EU-UK relationship

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    The CBI, the business lobby group, welcomed the chancellor's speech and warned of stark consequences if the City had a "cliff-edge moment" when Britain left the EU. The Government was told yesterday France wants a "fair" Brexit settlement but the economically important financial services sector could not be covered by a free-trade agreement.
  • Toronto police interviewed McArthur years before arrest

    Toronto police interviewed McArthur years before arrest

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    The Toronto police professional standards unit has since launched an internal investigation into the matter, though the force has not confirmed if an interview with McArthur did, in fact, take place. "Hindsight's always 20/20. There's never going to be a ideal investigation, but if there's things that we can learn, learn from and figure out how to do things better, then we welcome that".
  • Kawhi Leonard denies treatment causing friction with Spurs

    Kawhi Leonard denies treatment causing friction with Spurs

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    Leonard resumed working out with the team at the Spurs' facility on February 27 after spending three weeks in NY seeking further consultation on the quadriceps injury that has kept him out of the lineup for almost the entire season. But that's all I can do until I get back out there on that floor and start getting real game minutes and segments, and then go from there". "It doesn't even matter if I'm playing three-on-three or five-on-five", Leonard said.
  • Trump says tariffs will come off if new NAFTA deal is signed

    Trump says tariffs will come off if new NAFTA deal is signed

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    Trump's response: "We're not backing down". He also said that during the coming five weeks the ministers tasked with recrafting and updating NAFTA, which went into effect in 1994 and the renegotiation of which US President Donald Trump had demanded, will be in contact with one another and meet to begin "getting an idea about comprehensive solutions" on issues of "great complexity".
  • Officials warn about possible mumps exposure at Dallas cheerleading event

    Officials warn about possible mumps exposure at Dallas cheerleading event

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    Mumps is a contagious viral illness. Anyone who was present during that time may have been exposed, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) said in a letter . "People with mumps are infectious three days before to five days after swollen glands appear". Children usually receive the first mumps, measles, and rubella vaccine (MMR) at 12 to 15 months of age and the second dose at 4 to 6 years.
  • DWI driver hit by his own auto during foot chase in Fairfax

    DWI driver hit by his own auto during foot chase in Fairfax

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    Fairfax County Police Department shared video Tuesday of the incident before the eventual arrest of Isaac C. Bonsu, 30, of Alexandria. That's when he allegedly tried to flee on foot. Police say they pulled Bonsu over for an apparent equipment violation, the AP reported . Video shows a plainclothes officer tackle one of the men, while the other jumps into a sedan, which backed up and hit the officer - and the other suspect.
  • Fla. Senate backs arming teachers, rejects assault weapons ban

    Fla. Senate backs arming teachers, rejects assault weapons ban

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    President Trump has suggested that teachers trained in using firearms should maybe be able to carry in schools to help fight back against an attack. Representatives have spent several hours discussing a school-safety bill that stems from the February 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County.
  • Florida lawmakers pass bill for year-round daylight saving time

    Florida lawmakers pass bill for year-round daylight saving time

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    A bill to let Florida remain on Daylight Saving Time year round is headed to Gov. Rick Scott's desk after the state Senate approved it 33-2 on Tuesday. "I think it's silly to change the time", Barnhart said. Along with the governor's signature, the measure must also be approved by the U.S. Congress before Florida can turn to permanent daylight saving time.
  • Sam Nunberg, Cable Television Star

    Sam Nunberg, Cable Television Star

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    You've probably already heard about former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg's odd odyssey through the talk show circuit Monday, in which he said he was going to ignore Robert Mueller's subpoena . "I would be willing to go in for testimony". Stone further claims, "No one, including Sam Nunberg is in possession If any evidence to the contrary because such evidence does not exist ..." Finally, Nunberg reminds us that Trump's circle includes a disproportionate number of unhinged, ...
  • Two students shot at a high school in Birmingham, Alabama

    Two students shot at a high school in Birmingham, Alabama

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    The Birmingham City School system said the school was briefly placed on lockdown. An accidental shooting at an Alabama high school killed one student and injured two others Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. A third person, who is not a student, was injured, but it is unknown to what extent. "We need to wrap our arms around Huffman High School". Officials confirm one student has died from their injuries.
  • $559.7M Powerball winner's lawyers to announce donation in Jane Doe's name

    $559.7M Powerball winner's lawyers to announce donation in Jane Doe's name

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    Lawyers for an anonymous New Hampshire woman who won a $559.7 million Powerball jackpot have announced she is giving some of the winnings to charities that feed hungry children and help girls in the state. She is requesting to be exempt from New Hampshire's "Right to Know Law". Release of the names provides transparency and assures the public that winners aren't associated with the lottery, the office said.
  • UN Official Demanded to Stop the Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar

    UN Official Demanded to Stop the Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar

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    Myanmar's military says it is fighting Rohingya militants and denies targeting civilians in Rakhine state. Ten Rohingya Muslim men with their hands bound kneel as members of the Myanmar security forces stand guard in Inn Din village, September 2, 2017.
  • Sam Nunberg: 'I'm not going to get sent to prison'

    Sam Nunberg: 'I'm not going to get sent to prison'

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    A former aide to President Donald Trump's election campaign said Monday he is rejecting a subpoena to provide information to the investigation into Russian meddling. This was decided by the grand jury who is investigating allegations of collusion with Russian Federation during the United States presidential election.
  • In Possible Breakthrough, North Korea Open To Talks With US On Denuclearization

    In Possible Breakthrough, North Korea Open To Talks With US On Denuclearization

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    But fears of all-out war eased last month, coinciding with North Korea's participation in the Winter Olympics in the South. Tokyo, experts say, is likely fretting over a scenario where Washington prioritizes having Pyongyang give up its development of nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) capable of hitting the USA mainland, while overlooking the danger posed by shorter-range missiles to its key Asia allies, mainly Tokyo.
  • Jones would be on shortlist if Cheika quits after 2019

    Jones would be on shortlist if Cheika quits after 2019

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    No one is indispensable; the players understand that. Jones is also one of the leading contenders to take charge of the British and Irish Lions for their next tour, to South Africa in 2021. "( France coach) Jacques Brunel picks very big teams. we know what is going to come at us, we have just got to be good enough to stop it". There's usually a thought in my head.
  • Israeli brass met with Saudi prince in Egypt

    Israeli brass met with Saudi prince in Egypt

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    The trip will include lunch with Queen Elizabeth, a dinner with heir to the throne Prince Charles and his son Prince William, and meetings with British intelligence chiefs. "But what we really need to see for liquidity to tighten is greater borrowing in the economy, whether it's government or private sector". Prince Mohammed will hold talks with Trump before going to New York, Boston, Houston and San Francisco for meetings with industry leaders, as he seeks to shore up investments and ...
  • Saudi Arabia defends 'just' Yemen war ahead of Crown Prince's United Kingdom visit

    Saudi Arabia defends 'just' Yemen war ahead of Crown Prince's United Kingdom visit

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    Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman's recent visit to Egypt, and its cultural and religious landmarks, carries several positive messages that correspond to Saudi Arabia's modernization program - "Vision 2030". He also praised the crown prince's reform measures, saying: "The engagement of women in business and government makes a real difference". On Friday, he will meet Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson for talks.
  • Kashmir shuts to protests against civilian killings

    Kashmir shuts to protests against civilian killings

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    State Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to State Chief Secretary and Director General of Police seeking a detailed report about incidents involving civilian killings in Shopian and the action taken thereafter. A police spokesperson said situation in Valley remained peaceful with no untoward incident reported from anywhere. Train services have also been suspended.
  • "Committed to winning back the trust of the people", tweets Rahul Gandhi

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    Conrad Sangma is a non-elected member of 60-seat Assembly. Sources said the Chief Minister and 11 Ministers would be sworn in at the Raj Bhavan on Tuesday. Modi also asked MPs not to fall for Opposition campaign that Tripura was a "small state with just two Lok Sabha seats" and that they should counter it, as the victory came after trouncing the CPI (M)-led Left Front, which was in power for 25 years without a break.
  • Ted Cruz: 'Angry' Left Didn't Slow Texas Conservative Turnout

    Ted Cruz: 'Angry' Left Didn't Slow Texas Conservative Turnout

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    And while Texas is usually firmly Republican, O'Rouke's nomination has highlighted fears that Democrats are turning out in increasing numbers. Voting in Dallas , 60-year-old Laura Smith gushed, "I love President Trump". "Congressman O'Rourke is a left-wing liberal Democrat". O'Rourke added, "There's something I've never seen happening in Texas ..." O'Rourke said. "Or is it the guy who ran for president for four years and literally left the state of Texas to visit each of the 99 counties ...
  • Trump's trade demand to China is pathetically small

    Trump's trade demand to China is pathetically small

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    As Trump's latest proclamations coincide with recent USA government efforts to keep Chinese hardware out of the U.S.' next-generation 5G cellular networks, analysts now speculate that a "5G wireless trade war" could break out between the countries.
  • Persimmon's (LON:PSN) "Overweight" Rating Reiterated at JPMorgan Chase & Co

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    The stock of Centrica plc (LON:CNA) has "Sell" rating given on Tuesday, July 18 by Deutsche Bank. Eleven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. About 172,557 shares traded. Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) has 0.00% since March 6, 2017 and is. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. It supplies gas and electricity to residential, business, and industrial customers, as well as provision of energy-related services; and engages ...