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In his application, he submitted that the SCA "impermissibly disregarded or ignored" factual findings the original trial court found to be substantial and compelling evidence. The court handed him the minimum 15-year murder sentence, subtracting the time he has already served. He claims that he thought Steenkamp was an intruder.
  • Sarah Palin Calls Cops Over Son's Violent Meltdown

    Sarah Palin Calls Cops Over Son's Violent Meltdown

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    Court records showed on Monday that the incident took place at the Palin home in Wasilla, Alaska, where Track Palin bloodied his father, Todd , in a dispute over a truck on December 16, reports CNN. Track then challenged his father repeatedly to shoot him, and allegedly broke through a window to get into the house. Sarah Palin , who was Republican Senator John McCain's vice presidential running mate in his failed 2008 White House bid, has cited her son's past legal woes in publicly ...
  • Minnesota cops shoot knife-wielding man in police interrogation room

    Minnesota cops shoot knife-wielding man in police interrogation room

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    At a news conference several hours after the shooting, police Chief Arradondo said that he didn't know how the man had managed to sneak a weapon into the interview room. The man, whose identity hasn't been released, was brought in earlier that day for questioning in connection with an earlier shooting, the sources said.
  • Democrat wins recount in Virginia House race

    Democrat wins recount in Virginia House race

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    November's elections had shrunk the Republicans' 66-34 majority in the House to a 51-49 edge. A judge is set to consider the recount results tomorrow, according to the newspaper . There is no tie-breaking mechanism in the Virginia House of Delegates, unlike the upper chamber in which the lieutenant governor can break ties. The final tally: 11,608 for Simonds and 11,607 for Yancey.
  • YouTube, Music Labels End Standoff, Move Toward Paid Service

    YouTube, Music Labels End Standoff, Move Toward Paid Service

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    YouTube and Universal Music Group have struck a "global, multi-year agreement", the CEO's of YouTube and Universal announced Tuesday. The upcoming paid YouTube streaming service, which Bloomberg earlier reported is internally referred to as Remix, represents Alphabet's latest attempt to compete with music streaming rivals like Spotify and Apple Music .
  • Cloudy, chance of showers — TODAY'S FORECAST

    Cloudy, chance of showers — TODAY'S FORECAST

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    The chances for a white Christmas continue to rise as we edge closer to the big day. There are some VERY EARLY implications that the longer range computer models try to bring a couple snow showers through our area ON CHRISTMAS EVE. Wind: SW/NW 10-20 miles per hour. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Wind: NE 10-15 miles per hour. We are watching the system closely for a light accumulation of snow by Christmas morning.
  • Stick to comfort women deal, Japan urges South Korea

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    Comfort women refer to those forced to work at Japanese military brothels before and during World War II. The pair got nowhere in trying to iron out differences of opinion regarding the agreement reached between the two countries in 2015 to resolve the issue permanently.
  • China Says Trump Risks US Leadership With Security Shift

    China Says Trump Risks US Leadership With Security Shift

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    But the decision to label Beijing a rival in a national security strategy report reflects a "victory of hardliners" in Trump's administration, China's official news agency warned Tuesday. "This strategy recognises that whether we like it or not, we are engaged in a new era of competition", Mr Trump said. "Moscow likewise seeks cooperation with the USA where it is beneficial for us and as much as our American colleagues are ready to do so".
  • Cuomo proposal to increase wages for tipped workers faces business pushback

    Cuomo proposal to increase wages for tipped workers faces business pushback

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    The tipped wage is set lower than the regular minimum wage, with employees in the hospitality industry (restaurant servers, hotel housekeepers, auto wash workers) having the potential to make up the difference in tips. According to the National Employment Law Project (NELP), the majority of restaurant, vehicle wash, nail salon and similar industry workers are women, workers of color and immigrants.
  • Congress paid out $115000 in sexual harassment claims from 2008

    Congress paid out $115000 in sexual harassment claims from 2008

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    In 2014, Farenthold reportedly used the taxpayer fund to pay $84,000 to settle a sexual harassment claim from his former communications director, Lauren Greene. None of the names of House lawmakers involved in the settlements were revealed in the data, made public by the House Administration Committee chairman Gregg Harper (R- Mississippi).
  • A selfie forces Ms Iraq's family to flee

    A selfie forces Ms Iraq's family to flee

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    The controversy first arose on November 13 when she posted the photo with the caption: "Peace and Love from Miss Iraq and Miss Israel". "I'm here trying to paint a good picture about our country and our people, but instead I get a negative response", she told CNN .
  • Earnings Reaction History: Carnival Corp., 40.0% Follow-Through Indicator, 2.3% Sensitive

    Earnings Reaction History: Carnival Corp., 40.0% Follow-Through Indicator, 2.3% Sensitive

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    Horizon Investment Services Llc increased its stake in Carnival Corp ( CCL ) by 6.17% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.92 EPS. Park West Asset Management Llc decreased Shoretel Inc (NASDAQ:SHOR) stake by 1.66M shares to 3.86M valued at $22.36M in 2017Q2. Private Wealth Ptnrs Limited Company has invested 0.22% in Carnival Corporation (NYSE: CCL ).
  • Australia police Periscope 'plans to arrest N Korean agent'

    Australia police Periscope 'plans to arrest N Korean agent'

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    According to neighbors from the Sydney suburb of Eastwood who spoke with The Australian , the 59 year-old had been a soft spoken regular at the local Korean Christian Church, until he began to travel to Pyongyang and adopted the North Korean cause.
  • Governor Wolf Vetoes Anti-Choice Bill

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    As many pro-life advocates feared, Pennsylvania's pro-abortion governor has vetoed a bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks. "Make no mistake about it", Wolf said at a news conference at Philadelphia's City Hall, Senate Bill 3 "is an attack on women".
  • The FBI warned Trump about Russian campaign infiltration

    The FBI warned Trump about Russian campaign infiltration

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    The ominous warning - which was also given to Hillary Clinton - came about a week after Trump won the Republican nomination in July 2016, NBC News reported . And yet, neither Trump nor anyone on his campaign thought to mention this to the FBI, despite the warning from the bureau. But in July of 2016 the FBI knew Russian Federation was in contact with members of the Trump team, and opened an investigation, one it did not disclose until well after the election.
  • Judge: Two illegal-immigrant teens must be allowed abortions

    Judge: Two illegal-immigrant teens must be allowed abortions

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    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit Friday on behalf of two pregnant unaccompanied minors who are seeking access to abortions in the USA while in federal custody. But officials did not block immigrants in USA custody from having abortions at their own expense. The two sides in the cases dispute the number of teens affected by the policy.
  • Stage Collapse At Music Festival Kills DJ and Injures Others

    Stage Collapse At Music Festival Kills DJ and Injures Others

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    Frightening fan-caught footage shows the terrifying moment when the enormous stage buckles and falls over while Freitas was performing to an onlooking crowd of about 5,000 on the Sunday afternoon. We always cherish for the safety of our public, following all the processes, reports and authorizations requested by the local authorities. It said they will keep people informed of their actions and the facts regarding what occurred.
  • Army arrests mother of 17-years-old who confronted Israeli soldiers

    Army arrests mother of 17-years-old who confronted Israeli soldiers

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    Bassem Tamimi, a prominent activist, added that Ahed's 14-year-old cousin, Mohammed, had also been hit in the face with a rubber bullet fired by Israeli soldiers earlier that day. "They stole our phones, cameras and laptops and beat my wife and children ". Tamimi was arrested and taken in for questioning. "An hour prior to the incident, they beat a local young man, and there's even a possibility the soldiers who beat him were those two [in the video]".
  • Christian school teacher accused of having sex with student

    Christian school teacher accused of having sex with student

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    However, the investigators first got to know about the alleged affair through the student's parents who claimed they received an anonymous email asking whether they knew about his teenage son's alleged sexual relationship with Barber. Baber's husband told CPS that he also found topless photos of his wife that had been sent to the teen via text message, the affidavit states. Baber was arraigned Monday afternoon and released from the Douglas County Jail , court records show.
  • Chick-fil-A Opens Sunday at Atlanta Airport to Help Stranded Travelers

    Chick-fil-A Opens Sunday at Atlanta Airport to Help Stranded Travelers

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    Atlanta airport officials say Delta would be the hardest hit because its biggest hub operation is located there. "Georgia Power has many redundant system and sources of power in place to ensure reliability for the airport and its millions of travelers - power outages affecting the airport are very rare", the company said in a statement.
  • Three Dead After Amtrak's New Cascades Service Derails on First Run

    Three Dead After Amtrak's New Cascades Service Derails on First Run

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    The back of his train vehicle was wide open because it had separated from the rest of the train, so he and others were able to jump out to safety. Compounding the tragedy, the train was making its inaugural run on a new route that is part of a $180.7 million project created to speed up service when all but one of the train's 14 cars jumped the tracks.
  • USA blames N. Korea for WannaCry cyberattack

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    The national security advisor described North Korea as a "grave direct threat" to all countries, including Russian Federation and China. In October , the British government declared that it believed North Korea was the culprit. "The indiscriminate use of the WannaCry ransomware demonstrates North Korean actors using their cyber program to circumvent sanctions", Ahmad said.
  • Senate Intel Panel Looking At Jill Stein Campaign In Russia Probe

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    When asked what his committee is looking for by investigating the Stein campaign, Burr said he was looking for potential "collusion with the Russians", per the Washington Post . In a statement Monday night, Stein said that she was not paid to attend the dinner. North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr, the Senate committee's chairman, when contacted about the matter, said the team was looking for "collusion with the Russians", adding there is one more campaign they are investigating but chose not ...
  • Woman pushing child in stroller joins mall brawl

    Woman pushing child in stroller joins mall brawl

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    Shocking video of an all-out brawl allegedly at the Edison Mall in Fort Myers is circulating on Facebook. The woman who kicked her retreated, leaving the bewildered child sitting in the stroller alone. It appears both men and women were involved in the brawl as others filmed. NBC affiliate WBBH-TV reported that Linda Deverso-Pakulis, the wife of Lt.
  • 9th Circuit Judge N. Randy Smith retiring to senior status

    9th Circuit Judge N. Randy Smith retiring to senior status

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    Retired judge Christine Miller said Mr Kozinski reportedly grabbed her breasts during a auto ride after she declined to go to a motel and have sex with him in 1986. Kozinski was known to have a bawdy side well before his resignation. Prior to being appointed to the appeals court, Smith was an Idaho 6th District judge for 12 years.
  • Iran Calls on United States to Hand in Missile Parts Displayed by Haley

    Iran Calls on United States to Hand in Missile Parts Displayed by Haley

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    Yemen has been embroiled in a civil war pitting the Iran-backed Houthis against a USA -backed Saudi-led coalition. In a statement issued on Thursday, Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Gholam Ali Khoshroo also rejected Haley's claim as "baseless" and said the accusations are aimed at covering up the Saudi war crimes in Yemen with the U.S.
  • UK's new £3.1 billion warship has sprung a leak

    UK's new £3.1 billion warship has sprung a leak

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    He said the cost to fix the glitch would be met by "the contractors who built her", referring to BAE Systems and Babcock, the two main partners in the aircraft carrier alliance, which also comprises the Ministry of Defence. It was constructed in sections which were transported to Rosyth in Fife, and put together. BAE said the work would be carried out early next year and the issue would take just a couple of days to fix with no need for it to be taken into a dry dock.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo to Build Children's Hospital in Chile by 2020

    Cristiano Ronaldo to Build Children's Hospital in Chile by 2020

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    In last Saturday at a certain stadium of Abu Dhabi, through the only goal of Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid beat Brazilian club Gremio and won the title of FIFA Club World Cup once again. Though he also knew that the matter was not depend on him directly. "I don't have to keep speaking constantly about myself, I continue to believe what I said two weeks ago at the Ballon d'Or", he said.
  • Modi Taking India Back To Medieval Past: Rahul After Elevation

    Modi Taking India Back To Medieval Past: Rahul After Elevation

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    The 47-year-old Gandhi scion's formal takeover comes two days before the counting of votes for Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh elections, the outcome of which could be a trendsetter for the 2019 Lok Sabha election. Expertise, experience and knowledge can be cast aside for personal glory. Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh saluted the outgoing President's leadership and told Gandhi, "May your path be blessed".
  • 'I knew at once Alan had killed my daughter and grandchildren'

    'I knew at once Alan had killed my daughter and grandchildren'

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    He was stressed about a dispute with a colleague in school as the academic year drew to a close in June 2016, the hearing was told. Dr Flanagan informed the inquest that she did not intend to provide contents of the suicide notes openly but did provide they jury with copies to assist in their determination of verdicts.
  • Steyn, de Villiers set to return to Test cricket against Zimbabwe

    Steyn, de Villiers set to return to Test cricket against Zimbabwe

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    De Villiers, who is suffering from lower back strain, has been rested as a precaution and is expected to be fit for the Proteas' Test against Zimbabwe in Port Elizabeth. AB de Villiers has also returned to the Proteas squad for the first time in nearly two years, although his participation and that of captain Faf du Plessis will be contingent on their ability to prove their fitness.
  • United Nations votes on US' recognition of Jerusalem status

    United Nations votes on US' recognition of Jerusalem status

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    Abbas also pointed out that Palestine is going to seek a full United Nations membership, adding that he signed requests of membership in 22 global organizations. Abbas said in public comments to senior Palestinian officials Monday that "a insane person wouldn't accept" such a role for Washington after Trump's announcement two weeks ago.
  • PM to inaugurate Botanical GardenKalkaji Mandir metro sec on Dec 25

    PM to inaugurate Botanical GardenKalkaji Mandir metro sec on Dec 25

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    A driverless Delhi Metro train, running on the Magenta line, on Tuesday rammed into a wall during its trial run, after the brakes were not applied in time. The Magenta line will have automated platform screen doors at every station, just like jubilee line of the London tube. With the introduction of the Magenta Line, the Botanical Gardens will be the first such interchange station located outside the NCR.
  • Amtrak train derails south of Seattle, injuries and casualties reported

    Amtrak train derails south of Seattle, injuries and casualties reported

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    Monday, spilling at least one train auto on to busy Interstate 5. Amtrak have confirmed that positive train control (PTC), a system that automatically slows trains if they are going too fast, was not installed on the tracks. The back of his train vehicle was wide open because it had separated from the rest of the train, so he and others were able to jump out to safety. "All of a sudden, we felt this rocking and creaking noise, and it felt like we were heading down a hill", he said.
  • Kremlin Calls Trump's National Security Strategy 'Imperial'

    Kremlin Calls Trump's National Security Strategy 'Imperial'

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    The Kremlin has lambasted U.S. President Donald Trump's new national security strategy as "imperial" but lauded the U.S. for willing to cooperate with Russian Federation in areas of common interest. Petersburg landmark located on Nevsky Prospect, its main thoroughfare. The White House seized on the foiled plot in St. Petersburg as a sign of what Moscow and Washington could do if they cooperate.
  • Arsenal Legend Thierry Henry Has Been Made An Honorary King

    Arsenal Legend Thierry Henry Has Been Made An Honorary King

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    Arsenal fans in Nigeria welcomed the football star who arrived in Lagos for Guinness Made of Black programme. His style of play resonates with the huge numbers of Arsenal fans in Nigeria and he was lovingly christained as Igwe no wonder his Nigeria fans dressed the legend guest in a traditional attire from the Igbo clan.