• Two missing, two rescued after fishing boat sinks off Nantucket

    Two missing, two rescued after fishing boat sinks off Nantucket

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    The two rescued fisherman are said to be in good condition. A spokesperson for the Coast Guard said they received the distress call from the "Misty Blue", a 69-foot vessel out of New Bedford just after 6 p.m. Local agencies and volunteers are also aiding the Coast Guard in its search. The Coast Guard search was being carried out by a Jayhawk helicopter, an HC-144 search and rescue plane, a 47-foot motor lifeboat, the Steelhead, as well as the cutter Tybee, a 110-foot patrol boat.
  • MI5 prevented nine terror attacks in past year

    MI5 prevented nine terror attacks in past year

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    It said: "On two separate occasions in the months prior to the attack, intelligence was received by MI5 whose significance was not fully appreciated at the time. Khuram Butt, who led the three-strong gang behind the London Bridge van and knife attack in June, was the principal subject of an MI5 investigation from mid-2015 until the date of the deadly assault.
  • Trump Lawyers Try to Take Obstruction Charges Off the Table

    Trump Lawyers Try to Take Obstruction Charges Off the Table

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    Trump also latched onto news that Peter Strzok - the former top Federal Bureau of Investigation official assigned to special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election - was taken off that job this summer after his bosses discovered that he and another member of Mueller's team had exchanged politically charged texts disparaging Trump and supporting Democrat Hillary Clinton.
  • Yashwant Sinha threatens to go on 'fast unto death' over farmers' demands

    Yashwant Sinha threatens to go on 'fast unto death' over farmers' demands

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    Sinha, along with hundreds of farmers, was protesting against the government for its alleged apathy towards cotton and soybean cultivators outside the Akola district collector's office. You are seeing the mood of farmers now. Sinha said there has been no communication with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over half-a-dozen demands of farmers.
  • Christmas 2017: The Long History of Christmas Tree

    Christmas 2017: The Long History of Christmas Tree

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    Artificial trees have these positive attributes: They don't require water, don't mess up the floor with needles, and can be reused for several years, preventing the need to cut a tree annually. Always place the tree on a roof rack or in a pickup bed with the bottom of the trunk facing the front of the vehicle. This can be encouraged by taking your tree to a recycling center that chips it up for mulch.
  • Storm Caroline warning as United Kingdom braced for 80mph gales within days

    Storm Caroline warning as United Kingdom braced for 80mph gales within days

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    The two previous named storms were Aileen in September and Brian in October. The warning is in place for much of Thursday 7 December, with Scotland expecting to face the brunt of Caroline. "Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible". Storm Caroline is expected to hit the north of Britain later this week, with forecast winds of up to 80mph (130kph) prompting a severe weather warning for northern Scotland.
  • US Dollar Hits Two Week High on US Tax Cuts News

    US Dollar Hits Two Week High on US Tax Cuts News

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    Republicans want to add $1.4 trillion over 10 years to the $20 trillion national debt to finance changes that they say would further boost the economy. In a widely expected move, the Reserve Bank of Australia held its benchmark interest rate at at the conclusion of its policy meeting on Tuesday. In late NY trading, the euro decreased to 1.1856 dollars from 1.1892 dollars in the previous session, and the British pound increased to 1.3474 dollars from 1.3467 US dollars in the previous session.
  • Senate votes to block Toomey's special break for conservative college

    Senate votes to block Toomey's special break for conservative college

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    The provision appeared created to shield one school, Hillsdale College, a private campus aligned with the wealthy family of Trump's Education Secretary Betsy DeVos who are longtime GOP donors. Hillsdale College's student paper, The Collegian, reported Thursday that the school's endowment is approximately $364,000 per student. "I can't find anybody else in America who benefits from this particular provision.
  • Conyers to retire amid sexual misconduct claims

    Conyers to retire amid sexual misconduct claims

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    Supporters held a rally in Detroit Monday while prominent Democrats in Washington urged Conyers to resign. "He is not resigning". "His doctor advised him that the rigor of another campaign would be too much for him just in terms of his health".
  • Austria have just legalised same-sex marriage

    Austria have just legalised same-sex marriage

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    It said however that the current rules would remain in place until December 31, 2018 unless Austria's parliament changes the law before then. Austria's Constitutional Court ruled Tuesday that same-sex couples can marry beginning in 2019, saying existing laws violate constitutional provisions against discrimination.
  • 2 kids found in raid on polygamist compound; 2 still missing

    2 kids found in raid on polygamist compound; 2 still missing

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    The two boys, ages 6 and 7, were found on Monday. The sheriff's department in Iron County, Utah said it was doubtful the children would have survived the night. "He is very anti government anti police and he spoke several times about how there are things worse than death and he would rather have my children taken by God than taken by the state or police", Micha Soble said about Coltharp.
  • Former Georgia president detained in Kiev after 'threatening to jump off roof'

    Former Georgia president detained in Kiev after 'threatening to jump off roof'

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    He also threatened to jump at one point. Footage from the scene showed Saakashvili being taken away while several hundred protesters were blocking the road. Saakashili soon left Ukraine and was stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship, but managed to return to the country after his supporters broke through a police line on the Polish border.
  • Lawyer wanted for fraud captured in Honduras

    Lawyer wanted for fraud captured in Honduras

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    The newspaper said investigators had been tracking Conn for several weeks. The office says Conn is expected to be transferred to the USA on Tuesday. Conn was placed under house arrest after pleading guilty in March to social security fraud.
  • Dead In Wexford Crash

    Dead In Wexford Crash

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    It has emerged that four people have now died as a resut of the horror crash. It is being reported that there have been a number of fatalities in the Co Wexford crash, which is said to have involved a vehicle and a lorry. The driver of the truck, a man in his 40s and his helper, a man in his 30s, were physically uninjured in the collision but both were badly shaken and were treated for shock at the scene.
  • Record-breaking nine-hour rainbow appears in Taiwan

    Record-breaking nine-hour rainbow appears in Taiwan

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    But three days later, he and a colleague observed the record-breaking nine-hour rainbow near the university. The rainbow was in the sky from 6.57am to 3.55pm, a duration minutes shy of a full nine hours. The university is now gathering its data and evidence to apply for the Guinness record. To apply for Guinness World Record's "longest-lasting rainbow", the professors are gathering more evidence from those who witnessed the unusual phenomenon on campus that day.
  • Russia Designates 9 US Media Outlets as Foreign Agents

    Russia Designates 9 US Media Outlets as Foreign Agents

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    Russia's justice ministry on Tuesday designated nine US media outlets , including the Voice Of America, as "foreign agents". In a letter addressed to T&R, the organization cited its rules prohibiting credentials from being issued to any applicant employed "by any foreign government or representative thereof".
  • Hawaii tests nuclear warning siren for first time since Cold War

    Hawaii tests nuclear warning siren for first time since Cold War

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    Crashing waves and winds at Waikiki drowned out much of the sound, meaning people on the beach thought they were simply hearing a siren in the distance. Various U.S. states, mostly in the western United States, have reached out to HEMA for information on Hawaii's preparedness program, said Miyagi. Oahu, home to a heavy concentration of the US military command structure, as well as Honolulu and about two-thirds of the state's population, is seen as an especially likely target for potential ...
  • Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar disqualified from Rajya Sabha

    Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar disqualified from Rajya Sabha

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    Both the leaders had opposed party president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's decision to form a coalition with the Bharatiya Janata Party. Yesterday, vice president M Venkaiah Naidu , who is also chairman of the Rajya Sabha, disqualified Yadav and Ali.
  • New poll finds Congress, BJP neck and neck in Gujarat

    New poll finds Congress, BJP neck and neck in Gujarat

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    A similar survey conducted in August had said that the BJP's vote share would be at 59 per cent. It reflects a four percentage-point loss for the BJP and a two-point gain for the Congress since the previous poll, carried out in the last week of October.
  • Poverty levels among pensioners, children increase in Britain

    Poverty levels among pensioners, children increase in Britain

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    But the report warns that nearly 400,000 more children and 300,000 more pensioners are now living in poverty in Britain than in 2012-2013. The UK child poverty rate fell to 27% - its lowest level - in 2010/2011, but since 2013 it has started to rise again, reaching 30% in 2015/16.
  • WVU going to Heart of Dallas Bowl

    WVU going to Heart of Dallas Bowl

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    Many bowl projections had the WVU football team playing in the Liberty Bowl or Texas Bowl, which it has played in both before as members of the Big 12 Conference. Whittingham's only bowl loss as a head coach came in 2010 at the Las Vegas Bowl against Boise State. Tonight's game will complete the current home-and-home contract, but Huggins has said he'd like to continue playing Virginia.
  • Truck drivers scheduled to rally against ELD Mandate

    Truck drivers scheduled to rally against ELD Mandate

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    Under the new law, truck drivers can work up to 14 hours a day, 11 of which can be driving. A lot of truck drivers think that these new regulations are too intrusive. "How do you justify a time clock waiting on an animal to lay an egg?", said Ron Bowers of Bowers Trucking who transports a variety of goods, including chicken eggs.
  • We could be about to bid farewell to this longtime Simpsons character

    We could be about to bid farewell to this longtime Simpsons character

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    The 53-year-old actor claimed he and the other producers on the set of the show are "upset" that there are people out there who are offended by the character. "I didn't want to grill him", Kondabolu said in a November interview. Made by comedian Hari Kondabolu , the film explores the "one-dimensional" Kwik-E Mart worker through interviews, as Hari speaks to famous Indian and Indian-American actors about racial-stereotyping and whether they find Apu offensive.
  • Norman Reedus Confirmed to Present at The Game Awards

    Norman Reedus Confirmed to Present at The Game Awards

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    The director also has a spot as a character in Death Stranding through the use of motion capture, and with the combined efforts of del Toro, Kojima, and Reedus, it Death Stranding will be one of the more prominent reveals that'll be seen during The Game Awards when it airs on December 7.
  • Australia's central bank keeps rates on hold

    Australia's central bank keeps rates on hold

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    The 0.7650 level above has been resistive in the past, and unless the RBA is overly hawkish or does the unthinkable, raising interest rates, I don't think that we will break above that level. "General inflationary pressures are well under control - but several components of demand are below par and need a supportive interest rate backdrop".
  • Chilton Capital Management LLC Upped Anadarko Pete Corp (APC) Holding

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    The stock price volatility for last week at the close of regular trading was 2.33%, pushing the figure for the whole month to now reaching 1.97%. About 1.16 million shares traded. Korea Inv holds 297,387 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.11, from 1.05 in 2017Q1. Over the past five trading sessions shares of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) are 1.27%; -2.83% for the month; 17.43% for the last quarter; -1.85% for the past ...
  • Wind Advisory in Effect for Big Island Beginning Dec. 5, AM

    Wind Advisory in Effect for Big Island Beginning Dec. 5, AM

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    Tonight will remain very mild, with rain showers and possibly even a couple of rumbles of December thunder crossing the area. Monday's high temperature will be around 58 degrees. Tuesday . Tuesday night: Mostly clear with a low around 33. Later tonight with winds shifting to the west, those traveling in a north-south direction will be most affected.
  • Apple to begin paying $15B to Ireland in back taxes

    Apple to begin paying $15B to Ireland in back taxes

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    The Cupertino firm was found to owe the money in a ruling in 2016 which found that Apple and Irish tax officials had made deals between 1991 and 2007 which amounted to state aid . Like this story? Share it! Because of Ireland's inaction, the EU referred the country's government to the European Court of Justice, the highest court of the bloc's governing body, to compel it collect the back taxes.
  • Carlo Ancelotti Reveals He's Turned Down The Chance To Coach Italy

    Carlo Ancelotti Reveals He's Turned Down The Chance To Coach Italy

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    I told them what I am telling you now, that I am honoured by so many people wanting me to be the coach of the national side. Ancelotti has also been earmarked as the favourite to replace Gian Piero Ventura following Italy's failure to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958.
  • Nike Unveils Special Edition Uniforms For Army vs Navy Game

    Nike Unveils Special Edition Uniforms For Army vs Navy Game

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    Army's uniforms will have camouflage trim and under layer. Army , having snapped a long losing streak to the Midshipmen a year ago, enter the game with an 8-3 record, while Navy enters with a 6-5 mark. The Pando Commandos name comes from the name of the town of Pando, Col., which is where the alpine soldiers of the 85th, 86th and 87th Infantry Regiments trained.
  • 13-Year-Old Girl Kills Herself After Years of Being Bullied

    13-Year-Old Girl Kills Herself After Years of Being Bullied

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    A 13-year-old California girl was set to be taken off life support Monday after attempting to take her own life a week prior, following years of bullying by her middle school peers. "One of the notes said, 'Sorry, Mom and Dad, ' and then there was another note that said, 'Sorry, Mom, that you're going to find me like this", he told NBC News .
  • Israel strikes Syrian military base west of Damascus: State media

    Israel strikes Syrian military base west of Damascus: State media

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    Israel launched a missile attack against a Syrian military base in the countryside of the capital Damascus late on Monday, the state news agency SANA reported. An Israeli military spokesman declined to comment. Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said the missile strike targeted a military base near Kesweh, south of Damascus.
  • Orders to seize guns from prohibited buyers at 10-year high

    Orders to seize guns from prohibited buyers at 10-year high

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    Gun owners who were targeted by the feds were either barred from purchasing a firearm due to their criminal backgrounds, mental health issues or other various problems. The FBI and ATF are now conducting the review. The report comes on the heels of a " comprehensive review " ordered by Attorney General Jeff Sessions earlier this month into NICS practices.
  • Catalonia: Spain's Supreme Court rules that key separatists must stay in jail

    Catalonia: Spain's Supreme Court rules that key separatists must stay in jail

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    The deposed Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, is in exile in Brussels with four of his... A final ruling from the court could well come after the election called by Spain's central authorities. The latest opinion poll says the election outcome will be tight but that pro-independence parties will fall narrowly short of an absolute majority.
  • TODAY'S FORECAST: Partly sunny, high near 50

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    Winds will lighten around the cold front but restrengthen again, shifting to the northeast around 15 to 25 miles per hour, gusting as high as 35 miles per hour. We'll warm to the mid/ upper 70s with mostly sunny skies and winds will remain out of the southwest at 10-20 miles per hour. Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of rain.