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It was caused by the "lake-effect" which is where winds blow across the warmer waters of the Great Lakes and help to produce localized bands of intense snow. Areas of blowing snow, slick travel and low visibility will continue to create hazardous driving conditions in some areas, especially along and west of I-75.
  • 9-year-old with pellet gun stops pickup-truck theft

    9-year-old with pellet gun stops pickup-truck theft

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    The carjacker jumped out of the truck and entered the next vehicle, which also had its engine running. "I wanted to go catch the guy", Cooksey recalled. "I didn't know what to think, I just kind of ran outside and watched him", Sparling said. "The windshield cracked, and I was just glad that it came to a stop", Kyle says.
  • Package of gift-wrapped manure sent to home of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

    Package of gift-wrapped manure sent to home of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

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    Totally owning this one. "Protest really should be amusing", Strong told Reuters . "I feel like that is what the Republican Party has done to the American people". Authorities said a call came in around 7.30 pm on Saturday regarding a suspicious package labeled to Mnuchin that a neighbor spotted in a driveway in the 900 block of Bel Air Road, ABC 7 reported.
  • Home and Away star Jessica Falkholt's sister dies after horror crash

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    It's since been revealed that the driver, a man called Craig Anthony Whitall , was a serial traffic offender who had only just got his licence back after being suspended. Witnesses said they saw Whitall's white Toyota Prado cross the central line of the road twice before it smashed into a Mazda carrying actress Jessica Falkholt, 28, and her family .
  • North Korean Soldier Who Defected South Has Anthrax Immunity

    North Korean Soldier Who Defected South Has Anthrax Immunity

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    The move put an end to the last symbol of inter-Korean reconciliation. North Korea has been suspected of developing biological weapons after the regime publicized the works of the Pyongyang Biological Technology Research Institute in 2015, run by the Korean People's Army Unit 810.
  • US And Israel Sign Secret Plan To Take On Iran

    US And Israel Sign Secret Plan To Take On Iran

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    The official said the document's goal was to translate President Trump's Iran speech into concrete strategic goals regarding Iran. The meeting was held on December 12, the Israeli team was headed by National Security advisor Meir Ben Shabat and the American team was headed by US National Security Advisor H.R.
  • IRS: Prepaid property taxes might not be eligible for deductions

    IRS: Prepaid property taxes might not be eligible for deductions

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    That bill, which takes effect in 2018, limits the amount of state and local tax payments people can deduct from their federal taxes to $10,000. Orange Tax Collector Scott Randolph said the bill signed by President Donald Trump last week will have a sweeping impact on people's property tax bills beginning next year and in 2019, when next year's federal income taxes are filed.
  • Donald Trump Claims To Have Reclaimed The Phrase 'Merry Christmas'

    Donald Trump Claims To Have Reclaimed The Phrase 'Merry Christmas'

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    His efforts also became a punch line on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" recently, as Alec Baldwin portrayed a festive Trump wishing people a " Merry Christmas ". "On behalf of the Obama family, Merry Christmas! ". According to a December 2017 survey released by the Pew Research Center , a 52% majority of Americans don't care whether they're greeted with "Happy Holidays" or " Merry Christmas " this season.
  • SPDR S&P Retail (XRT) Shares Sold by Concert Wealth Management Inc

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    In general, a rising ADX line means that an existing trend is gaining strength. Some analysts believe that the ADX is one of the best trend strength indicators available. Active traders have a wide variety of technical indicators at their disposal for completing technical stock analysis. The ETF is -0.97% of its 52-Week High and 30.12% of its low, and is now having ATR of 3.61.
  • Franken bids farewell to supporters

    Franken bids farewell to supporters

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    Franken gave a defiant Senate floor speech announcing that he would resign, in which he denied some of the claims against him as false. Among independents, 52 percent don't believe he should resign and 41 percent are in favor. Although he pledged to resign, he did not accept any responsibility for the allegations and used the platform as an opportunity to slam US President Donald Trump for similar allegations brought against him.
  • South Korea Launches Drills on Defense of Islets Disputed by Japan

    South Korea Launches Drills on Defense of Islets Disputed by Japan

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    Under the 2015 deal, Japan apologised to victims and provided 1 billion yen ($8.8 million) to a fund to help them. The two governments agreed the issue would be "irreversibly resolved" if both fulfilled their obligations. "It has been confirmed that the 2015 comfort women agreement between South Korea and Japan over South Korean "comfort women" was seriously flawed in regard to its procedures and contents", Moon said in a statement.
  • Q3 Sentiment Energy Transfer Equity LP (NYSE:ETE)

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    It has underperformed by 16.06% the S&P500. Cohen & Steers Inc increased its stake in Energy Transfer Equity Lp ( ETE ) by 65.95% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, October 16 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Wolfe Research on Monday, May 15 with "Market Perform".
  • At Least 15 Hurt in New York City Fire, 2 Reported Dead

    At Least 15 Hurt in New York City Fire, 2 Reported Dead

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    Mayor here shortly", Phillips tweeted Thursday. After a local television reporter cited a spokesman for Mayor Bill de Blasio as saying that at least six people were dead in the fire, the spokesman responded on Twitter. The FDNY earlier said said 15 people were injured and 12 of them were in critical condition. Photographs and video of the building seemed to show that the fire appeared to be under control.
  • As cold wave sweeps US, Trump derides climate change science

    As cold wave sweeps US, Trump derides climate change science

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    It's the same sort of "logic" that led Oklahoma Sen. President Trump has long dismissed claims about global warming, tweeting once it was "created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive". If the "weather = climate" logic held, a series of sweltering summer days could reasonably be concluded as incontrovertible evidence that the planet is getting warmer.
  • Unprecedented security expected in Times Square for New Year's Eve

    Unprecedented security expected in Times Square for New Year's Eve

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    Officials said there were no credible threats to the city or its New Year's Eve celebration , but that additional resources are in place as the city rings in 2018. After the Las Vegas attack in October, when a gunman killed 58 concertgoers from his hotel window, officers will also patrol hotel lobbies. O'Neill declined to say how numerous department's 36,000 officers will work on New Year's Eve , in order to keep would-be attackers guessing.
  • No decision on Damond case before end of year

    No decision on Damond case before end of year

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    Pressed on what was taking so long to charge the case, Freeman said BCA investigators "haven't done their job". Mr Freeman said four months ago he expected to decide by the end of 2017 if Officer Mohamed Noor would be charged for Ms Damond's death, but he is now unable to give Ms Damond's Sydney-based family a timetable for when they will receive the answers they crave.
  • Gov. Cuomo proposes measures to fight student hunger

    Gov. Cuomo proposes measures to fight student hunger

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    Those states are generally Democratic-leaning. "I'm not even sure what [Republicans] did is legally constitutional and that's something we're looking at now". Under the new Republican law, that SALT deduction is now capped at $10,000. You pay a tax to the state or local government, and then the federal government taxes that tax.
  • $400000 lottery ticket purchased in Birdsboro

    $400000 lottery ticket purchased in Birdsboro

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    They had a number combination 5, 11, 14, 30, 33, and 34. One ticket holder managed to match five numbers and the bonus number to claim a cool €112,649, not a bad boost to the coffers heading into 2018. While in the Lotto Plus 1 draw, worth €500,000, the lucky numbers were 9, 13, 21, 34, 40, 44 and the bonus was 41, however there was no victor of this prize.
  • Staff can enter rooms at Disney world without consent

    Staff can enter rooms at Disney world without consent

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    The Disney resorts updated their policies regarding entry by employees into the rooms of guests, Walt Disney World News Today reports. The updated policy now applies to monorail-accessible resorts, including the Grand Floridian, the Contemporary, and the Polynesian.
  • Snow and icy conditions close roads across Cumbria

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    It will then spread and affect counties in Leinster, Connacht and Ulster. The yellow alert has been issued for snow between 3am and 3pm in all but the coastal fringes of the county. Temperatures of between three and seven degrees are expected during the day before plummeting to below zero by nightfall. Frost and icy patches will come in early tonight with scattered wintry showers.
  • Steelers planning to rest Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell against Browns

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    One decision is already made for Tomlin. Then again, the Steelers might believe internally that the Jets will not beat New England, making Pittsburgh's game against Cleveland rather meaningless. The Steelers issued their first injury report list on Wednesday and it was good news. Not only does this give Cleveland a real opportunity to win its first game of the season, it could lead to the AFC Playoffs going through New England.
  • 14 killed, several injured in Mumbai building fire

    14 killed, several injured in Mumbai building fire

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    Once an industrial area in central Mumbai's Lower Parel locality, the 37-acre premises houses a host of swanky restaurants that had moved in over the last few years to make it a popular nightlife destination. Initial reports claimed that the fire started at a restaurant on top floor of the building. The fire was initially declared as a Level II fire before being upgraded to Level III at 12.42 PM as the fire spread.
  • Trump is second most admired man next to Barack Obama: Gallup poll

    Trump is second most admired man next to Barack Obama: Gallup poll

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    Nine percent name a relative or friend as the most admired man, and 13 percent do so for the most admired woman . John McCain and SpaceX and Telsa Motors CEO Elon Musk, also at 2 percent each, according to Gallup . The former president has made it to the top of the list for the past 10 years, while the former presidential candidate has won 16 years in a row. The poll surveyed 1,049 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia between December 4-11, ...
  • White Christmas: Erie, Pa. Gets Dumped with 53 Inches of Snow

    White Christmas: Erie, Pa. Gets Dumped with 53 Inches of Snow

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    This northwest Pennsylvania city of just under 100,000 is used to heavy lake-effect snow, and is one of America's snowiest cities, averaging 101 inches of snow a year. Erie picked up more snow in 30 hours than their previous 13-day snowfall record. It may not compare to the national record of 92 inches dumped in the mountains of Colorado, but for the residents of Erie, it is quite enough.
  • Border Patrol agent shot while patrolling Rio Grande by boat

    Border Patrol agent shot while patrolling Rio Grande by boat

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    Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Douglas Station rescued two Mexican nationals with assistance from Air and Marine Operations northeast of Douglas, Arizona. The United States Attorney for the Northern District of NY is prosecuting Hiraj for illegally entering the United States under 8 USC 1325. Criminal charges are merely allegations.
  • Ulysses Wilkerson's Family Wanting Answers

    Ulysses Wilkerson's Family Wanting Answers

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    The police later retraced Wilkerson's steps and recovered what they report was a discarded handgun. While they've provided short statements on Ulysses' Sunday arrest, Troy police and the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) have yet to divulge key pieces of information, despite multiple requests from CNN .
  • 20 officials and princes released in Riyadh

    20 officials and princes released in Riyadh

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    Saudi authorities have released two sons of late King Abdullah detained since November on corruption charges, Bloomberg reported Thursday citing a person with knowledge about the issue. Mr. Masri, the Chairman of Amman-based Arab Bank, the country's largest lender, was detained last Tuesday hours before he was planning to leave after chairing meetings of companies he owns, sources said.
  • Driver in Seattle crash had health issue

    Driver in Seattle crash had health issue

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    A van crashed into a building near Westlake Center just before noon on Thursday, according to police. Southbound lanes of 5th Ave. from Olive Way to Pike St. A shuttle van jumped a sidewalk and crashed into a building in downtown Seattle on the USA west coast and wounded six people, including the van driver himself Thursday afternoon, a local TV report said.
  • Shooting suspect fires at two cruisers, wrecks on I-95 in Stafford

    Shooting suspect fires at two cruisers, wrecks on I-95 in Stafford

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    The driver allegedly got out of the SUV and fired at the cruisers, she said. The trooper was able to escape injury when he ducked to the side as the bullet lodged into his driver's seat. The driver was flown to Fairfax Inova Hospital where he is still being treated for life-threatening injuries. According to CBS News, the investigation and cleanup on I-95, located about 45 minutes south of Washington D.C., led to poor traffic conditions.
  • Wind blows plane off apron at Malta airport

    Wind blows plane off apron at Malta airport

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    A private jet said to be owned by the billionaire Tory grandee Lord Ashcroft crashed into an office block in Malta after reportedly being blown off a runway by strong winds. "It seems that the brake holding the plane broke down and the plane was blown off from where it was parked, into a street, crashing into a building belonging to Polidano Group located opposite the runway", the attorney, Jean Paul Sammut, told ABC News by phone from Malta.
  • Liberia votes as soccer star, VP hope to succeed Sirleaf

    Liberia votes as soccer star, VP hope to succeed Sirleaf

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    The tumultuous events of the past seven decades in Liberia, where an estimated 250,000 people died during back-to-back civil wars between 1989 and 2003, means a democratic handover has not taken place since 1944. Boakai has found it harder to convince voters that he will bring change, given that he worked alongside Johnson Sirleaf for 12 years. Weah retired from professional football in 2003 and soon became involved in politics when he formed the Congress of Democratic Change in 2005.
  • Dozens of people stranded after NYC ferry hits sandbar

    Dozens of people stranded after NYC ferry hits sandbar

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    New York City police officers with an inflatable boat used to evacuate passengers from a grounded ferry December 27, 2017. The boat was stranded for hours in sub-freezing temperatures as the water was too shallow for a rescue, the Coast Guard said.
  • J&K: Mehbooba's brother Tassaduq joins her cabinet

    J&K: Mehbooba's brother Tassaduq joins her cabinet

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    The other Minister sworn in on Thursday, Javaid Mustafa Mir has been allotted relief, rehabilitation, reconstruction and floriculture portfolio. Meanwhile, Abdul Rehman Veeri who was already holding the Revenue ministry was given additional portfolios of Parliamentary affairs and Hajj and Auqaf.
  • NY and CT sue EPA over out-of-state pollution control

    NY and CT sue EPA over out-of-state pollution control

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    The designation requires those states to take actions to mitigate ozone pollution that blows to downwind states. Eight Eastern U.S. states are suing the Environmental Protection Agency, demanding that it order tougher controls on some Midwestern states over air pollution blowing eastward.
  • Pakistan Army denies U.S. allegations, says will not compromise honour

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    The truce between India and Pakistan along the International Border, the Line of Control and the Actual Ground Position Line in Jammu and Kashmir came into force in November 2003. Regarding continued US allegations about the presence of Haqqani network in Pakistan, Ghafoor stated, "We are confident that there is no organised terror network inside Pakistan, US and Afghan authorities are well aware that Pakistan tackled the Haqqanis too.