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Louis at the end of their journey. The family had not been heard from since leaving on a trip to Mexico on March 15. According to Creston PD Chief Paul Ver Meer, there were no signs of trauma or foul play. His embrace of the anti-gay, anti-abortion Social Encounter Party (PES) as a coalition partner also concerned the country's progressive forces, who fear a sidelining of civil rights during his presidency, Reuters reported.
  • Toyota Hatch To Hatch In New York?

    Toyota Hatch To Hatch In New York?

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    Notwithstanding that there could be a few minor spec differences between this and the European Auris that we're getting, the United States reveal still gives us our first look at the cabin of the new hatch. At the hear of the new Corolla sits the new 2.0-liter gasoline engine, a direct-injection engine that's lighter and smaller than the predecessor, even though that one was an 1.8-liter unit.
  • Snow North, Rain South This Weekend

    Snow North, Rain South This Weekend

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    There should not be any rain Saturday . Highs will range from the mid 40s to low 50s early next week, but a disturbance will bring rain showers Monday into Tuesday . Clouds will increase overnight into Saturday morning. If the rain trends toward one or the other of these two days, the rain chances will shift in that direction.
  • The sales are here: All your Toys

    The sales are here: All your Toys "R" Us liquidation questions answered

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    Isaac Larian says he and two other unidentified investors are pledging $200 million to try to save about 400 of the remaining 735 USA stores that are slated to close. Big-ticket items such as LEGO sets were only marked down 5 percent. What items are available at the Toys "R" Us sale? "We have to find another store for our toys, for my son", said Mona Joshi, who visited the store with her husband.
  • Auto bomb kills at least 13 near Afghanistan stadium

    Auto bomb kills at least 13 near Afghanistan stadium

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    A massive auto bomb explosion late Friday in Afghanistan's restive southern province of Helmand killed at least 14 people and wounded dozens more. No one has claimed the attack. The attack caps a bloody few days in war-torn Afghanistan. President Ashraf Ghani in a statement condemned the attack and said "the enemies of Afghanistan can not prevent the celebration of traditional, religious and cultural events in the country".
  • Iraq condemns killing of civilians by Turkish forces in northern Iraq

    Iraq condemns killing of civilians by Turkish forces in northern Iraq

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    The PKK, viewed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, reportedly has camps in the Qandil Mountains in northern Iraq, from which it purportedly carries out attacks into Turkey. Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch on January 20 to clear terrorist groups from Afrin in northwestern Syria amid growing threats from the region.
  • Japanese Regulators Warn Binance Exchange Is Operating Without A License

    Japanese Regulators Warn Binance Exchange Is Operating Without A License

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    To date, the Japanese regulator has issued licenses to 16 cryptocurrency exchanges, including bitFlyer Inc and Quoine. Initially, Binance' CEO downplayed Nikkei's reports about the warning letter. The planned move to Malta comes at a time when the country's policy makers are ramping up efforts for it to become a leader among the digital assets sector.
  • Trump's lead lawyer resigns in special counsel's Russia investigation

    Trump's lead lawyer resigns in special counsel's Russia investigation

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    This was just days after Trump hired Joseph diGenova , a lawyer and cable news commentator who has repeatedly claimed that the special counsel's investigation is part of a vast government conspiracy against the president. A new lawyer will step in who will try to control the circumstances of Trump being questioned by Mueller - assuming that ever happens, which it should not as it would be a huge perjury trap - but and Trump will ultimately do whatever he wants to do.
  • City Priorities Shine Through in FY18 Omnibus Spending Bill

    City Priorities Shine Through in FY18 Omnibus Spending Bill

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    It includes funds for Trump's plan to tackle the opioid epidemic as well as money for the military and $21 billion advocated for infrastructure projects. " We're spending a lot on missile defense ", he added . The bill was introduced late Wednesday after weeks of haggling, leaving lawmakers mere hours to peruse and vote on a mega-bill that will touch every aspect of American life.
  • Maryland high school shooting leaves 3 injured, including shooter

    Maryland high school shooting leaves 3 injured, including shooter

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    Video posted on Facebook shows police running into the school with their weapons drawn. It commits $125 million for capital improvements like secure doors and windows, metal detectors and security cameras. Several students from Stoneman Douglas tweeted about the Great Mills school shooting on Tuesday, offering their thoughts and calling for an end to gun violence in schools.
  • Trump hits back at 'physically weak' Joe Biden

    Trump hits back at 'physically weak' Joe Biden

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    Jimmy Kimmel also discussed the threats on his show on Thursday. There is nothing better than listening to two cranky old men in their 70s threatening to beat each other up. "Imagine - and I never would say this, and I train pretty hard, MMA , five days a week", Hannity said. "This is just what America needs: The Thrilla in Vanilla", Seth Meyers said on Late Night , rolling his eyes at the idea of the 71-year-old Trump and 75-year-old Biden throwing down.
  • First Air India flight arrives at Ben-Gurion Airport

    First Air India flight arrives at Ben-Gurion Airport

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    Israel-bound flights traversing Saudi Arabia will allow airlines to cut flight times and fuel costs of the journeys to and from certain destinations. Netanyahu first suggested in January that the route could pass over Saudi Arabia but Riyadh has no official ties with Tel Aviv and Israel's national carrier El Al now takes a detour over the Red Sea on its India service to avoid Saudi and Iranian airspace.
  • Ukraine detains ex-POW Nadiya Savchenko over alleged terror plot

    Ukraine detains ex-POW Nadiya Savchenko over alleged terror plot

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    Savchenko's defense intends to use this right, her lawyer Viktor Chevguz said after the hearing. Us Ukrainian reporters calculated, after returning to Ukraine from Russia, Nadezhda Savchenko spent 666 days at large. She said the agents were encouraging her to attempt a coup in an effort to discredit her. A little while later, she resurfaced in Russia where she was arrested and accused of being involved in the death of two Russian journalists who died as a result of mortar shelling on ...
  • African free trade deal set to unite, integrate African countries

    African free trade deal set to unite, integrate African countries

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    He said president of the Pan-African Parliament Roger Nkodo Dang described the AfCFTA as "salvation" for Africa. Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that Ethiopia is among the 44 countries that signed the agreement. The news agency went on to say that President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, which together with South Africa makes up half of the continent's gross domestic product, said his government needs more time for input from local businesses before he can sign the pact.
  • All you need to know about Rajya Sabha election 2018

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    Voting is taking place for 33 Rajya Sabha seats today. The UDF has complained to the Election Commission about some of the LDF constituents not appointing authorised polling agents for the Rajya Sabha poll held here on Friday. Meanwhile, Mayawati-led BSP candidate has lost the election. There were 59 Rajya Sabha that were to be filled. Others elected from Karnataka were I.
  • More than 130 Pilot Whales dead in mass stranding in Western Australia

    More than 130 Pilot Whales dead in mass stranding in Western Australia

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    Stranded whales on the beach at Hamelin Bay on, March 23, 2018. Chick said moving the surviving whales was hard logistically due to the rocky beach terrain, the location of dead whales surrounding the live whales and rough seas. "It is possible the dead and dying animals will act as an attractant, which could lead to sharks coming close into shore along this stretch of coast", the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development said in a statement .
  • CBI Books Totem Infrastructure In Rs 1,394 Crore Bank Loan Fraud Case

    CBI Books Totem Infrastructure In Rs 1,394 Crore Bank Loan Fraud Case

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    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a case against Hyderabad-based Totem Infrastructure Ltd for allegedly defrauding Union Bank of India (UBI) led banking consortium to the tune of Rs 1,394 crores. Totem Infrastructure was involved in the business related to road projects, waterworks and building construction and it is also a subcontractor for L&T, RITES and IRCON International.
  • National Football League competition committee finalizes its catch rule proposal

    National Football League competition committee finalizes its catch rule proposal

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    The NFL's rulemaking competition committee has completed its proposal attempting to simplify the sport's controversial catch rule. Al Riveron , the NFL's senior vice president of officiating, announced Wednesday on Twitter that the new rule will require a receiver to have control of the football with two feet (or another body part) on the ground.
  • Craigslist shuts down personal ads after sex trafficking bill passes

    Craigslist shuts down personal ads after sex trafficking bill passes

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    The online classified ad site announced the move this week, posting a note on the site that the personals section would be gone indefinitely. The U.S. We can't take such risk without jeopardizing all our other services, so we are regretfully taking craigslist personals offline. So the issue went to Congress, which wanted to show that it was doing something to fight sex trafficking.
  • 'Mr Zuckerberg, we can summon you to India'

    'Mr Zuckerberg, we can summon you to India'

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    But any attempt by social media sites, including Facebook , to influence India's electoral process through undesirable means will not be tolerated, he told reporters in Parliament House complex. "What is the role of Cambridge Analytica in social media profile of Rahul Gandhi ", he asked. "There are serious allegations of data theft against this company in US and England".
  • Friday is National Puppy Day

    Friday is National Puppy Day

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    If you want to join in on the fun, visit a shelter or rescue group and find the puppy - or older dog or even a cat - of your dreams. There is nothing better than having a cute little puppy around! Since 2006, the day grew from being simply garnering "oohs" and "awes" to being nationally recognized by media outlets, like Animal Planet.
  • Centre may not grant to Lingayats as separate religion

    Centre may not grant to Lingayats as separate religion

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    There is only one Lingayat-Veerashaiva. The notification makes it clear that the benefits will be rolled out from the date the Union government approves identity of Lingayats and Veerashaivas who follow Basavatatva as religious minorities, effectively building pressure on the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) at state and national level.
  • Explosion in illegal firecracker unit kills 5

    Explosion in illegal firecracker unit kills 5

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    Shaista was sister while Sartaj, Taniya and Fatma were children of Sarfaraz Khan (35), who was running the illegal cracker manufacturing factory inside the house. At least five died and several others injured after a blast in an illegal firecracker factory in Nalanda's Jalalpur area. It took almost two hours for firefighters to get control of the blaze set off by the explosion, dpa reported.
  • OH police officers save baby choking in auto

    OH police officers save baby choking in auto

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    Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé addressed the crowd by sending condolences to the Clark's family and saluting protesters for speaking out. Recently released bodycam video shows the DUI arrest of the president of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association.
  • US Senate Sends Sex Trafficking Bill to Trump

    US Senate Sends Sex Trafficking Bill to Trump

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    The National Association of Attorneys General has described Backpage as a "hub" of human trafficking, which involves children or adults who are forced or coerced into prostitution. The Federal Bureau of Investigation also arrested three people in Grand Junction in October 2017 during a nationwide sex trafficking sting. Linda Smith, founder of Shared Hope International, an anti-sex trafficking group, said she began providing research to Congress in 2007 about online sex trafficking, but the ...
  • Weather disrupting start of baseball and softball seasons

    Weather disrupting start of baseball and softball seasons

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    For LHS (4-4) coach Tim Hanson, it was a good way to start district play. He went four innings and gave up eight runs. "You know going into the season when you make your games before Daylight Saving Time you need to (take light into consideration)", McGregor said.
  • This is why Chrissy Teigen didn't take husband John Legend's last name

    This is why Chrissy Teigen didn't take husband John Legend's last name

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    John Legend's real name is John Roger Stephens, which isn't something that many people realized. I was going to. just never got around to it and it isn't even the name he goes by, ' Chrissy responded . John Legend will be performing in next week's liveJesus Christ Superstar on April 1, so it is certain Ms. Teigen or Mrs. Stephens will have some great tweets between now and then.
  • Suspected ISIL gunman takes hostages in France supermarket

    Suspected ISIL gunman takes hostages in France supermarket

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    The local prosecutor's office said that the gunman claimed allegiance to IS whereas Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the information available suggested it "seems to be a terrorist act". In addition to Asperman, the State Department also designated the Katibat al-Imam al-Bukhari, an armed group it describes as an Al Qaeda ally and "the largest Uzbek fighting force in Syria".
  • Table tennis player Soumyajit Ghosh accused of rape

    Table tennis player Soumyajit Ghosh accused of rape

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    In a statement, Ghosh accepted that these charges have been laid against him. Barasat Additional Superintendent of Police Abhijit Banerjee said, "We received a complaint against table tennis player Soumyajit Ghosh yesterday and started a probe into it".
  • Emergency personnel respond to incident near Travis AFB main gate

    Emergency personnel respond to incident near Travis AFB main gate

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    An incident this week at a U.S. Air Force base in Northern California - in which a vehicle burst into flames after crashing through the main gate - is being treated as " an act of terrorism ", according to a report. The identity of the individual has not been released at this time. The statement said the incident is being investigate and there are no other threats to the base.
  • Maldives President lifts 45-day state of emergency

    Maldives President lifts 45-day state of emergency

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    He was charged alongside 10 others, including the sacked chief justice Abdulla Saeed, and Gayoom's legislator son Faris Maumoon. The country's traditional political alliances have been upended in recent years. The Maldives is an archipelago of more than 1,000 islands. They also suspended a section of the verdict that They also suspended a section of the verdict that restored 12 parliamentarians who were removed from their posts for defecting to the opposition.
  • 'Nature for Water' the theme for 25th World Water Day

    'Nature for Water' the theme for 25th World Water Day

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    Fixing a toilet leak is the ideal way to reduce household water use while also boosting water conservation. Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu called on people to reduce, reuse and recycle water on World Water Day . The United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day , and this year it's the 25th World Water Day .
  • Jackson Police arrest bomb threat suspect

    Jackson Police arrest bomb threat suspect

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    Police said they received two complaints about it on Wednesday night. Students were returning to class around 11 a.m. Police said officers called to a hotel in Oklahoma City's Bricktown entertainment district found ammunition, primers and a copy of the 1971 book that contains directions on how to make explosives and illegal drugs.
  • Sting, Shaggy, Shawn Mendes among the performers to rock Queen's birthday

    Sting, Shaggy, Shawn Mendes among the performers to rock Queen's birthday

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    But that's not where the royal magic ends. Shawn Mendes , "Rockabye" and "Friends" singer Anne Marie , Sting and Shaggy , Australian pop star Kylie Minogue , and legendary crooner Tom Jones will all perform live from London's Royal Albert Hall on Saturday, April 21, with festivities broadcast on the BBC .
  • Minn. teen crashes into driver's license station while taking license test

    Minn. teen crashes into driver's license station while taking license test

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    The 17-year-old driver and those inside the building were not hurt. But for one Minnesota teen, she managed to fail her test before she ever got on the road. Both the examiner and Craig's instructor, Steve Fletcher, agreed they had seen nothing like it in the half a century of their combined careers. Craig, who currently lives in King's Lynn, Norfolk, has now made a vow to steer clear of the roads on 2 February - which also happens to be Groundhog Day in the USA and Canada.
  • Ukrainian war hero held over alleged Russian-backed coup plot

    Ukrainian war hero held over alleged Russian-backed coup plot

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    In Thursday's speech to politicians, prosecutor general Yuriy Lutsenko accused Nadiya Savchenko of plotting an attack on parliament with hand grenades and automatic weapons. "To accuse me of treason against Ukraine and to make anti-heroes out of yesterday's heroes simply because they do not agree with the policies and positions of the current government, that's all the authorities can do", she said.
  • Beijing's WTO envoy: China will respond to USA tariffs, resist protectionism

    Beijing's WTO envoy: China will respond to USA tariffs, resist protectionism

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    Whereas China exports far more goods to the U.S. than it buys, to some extent the opposite is true for foreign investment. "We don't want to see a trade war". The administration disagrees on the fact that China's commitments have been completed. FILE PHOTO - A man rides a vehicle past containers at a port in Shanghai , China, February 17, 2016.
  • Once again, Staten Island had smallest population growth in city

    Once again, Staten Island had smallest population growth in city

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    The population estimates suggest several long-running challenges for the region will continue. Most counties in the tri-state area put up population gains from 2016 to 2017. It rose from 309,022,505 in 2010, an increase of 5.4 percent. "For the fourth year in a row, Tennessee is seeing steady population growth that is slightly faster than the national average", said Melissa Stefanini, director of the Tennessee State Data Center , which is a local partner to the Census Bureau .