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New Year's Day Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $415 million

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Buyers can win any of nine ways, lottery officials said in the release. The Mega Millions grand prize rolled over again on Friday after no ticket matched all five numbers plus the gold Mega Ball. Since North Carolina joined the game in 2010, two North Carolina players have won jackpots. Lottery players across New Jersey are rushing to retailer locations to make their purchase of a ticket that could lead to "good fortune" in the new year. Read More »

Kentucky officers saddened after box truck carrying doughnuts catches fire

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In this December 31, 2019 photo, an officer with the Lexington, Kentucky Police Department poses in front a fire damaged Krispy Kreme doughnut delivery truck. Police in the United Kingdom responded back with, "We feel your loss". As of Tuesday morning, the post had been retweeted almost 4,000 times and liked more than 19,000 times - including by officers and agencies from across the country offering their condolences. Read More »

Theresa May uses New Year's speech to push her Brexit deal

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These are the things that matter most and by agreeing a good Brexit deal , we can focus our energy on those things - strengthening our economy and opening up new markets for our businesses to create new jobs and opportunities across the United Kingdom; building the housing our country needs so everyone can have a home of their own and transforming technical education so everyone gains the skills they need to get on. Read More »

City will pick up Christmas trees curbside

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Yep, we're talking about kicking your Christmas tree to the curb. According to a Facebook post , past year ACR picked up 20 trees and was able to donate $169 to the animal shelter, along with many bags of blankets, sheets, pet food and other items to help out the animals in need. Read More »

Xi, Trump vow cooperation on diplomatic anniversary: state media

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Mnuchin has said that China is committing to buy an additional $1.2 trillion in US goods and services, though he didn't specify the time frame. Ties have endured several frosty periods, most notably when the United States tried to isolate China for its violent crackdown on Tiananmen Square protesters in 1989. Read More »

Minimum wage increases in 20 states, but Kansas holds at $7.25

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In today's dollars, the 1968 wage would be worth $11.83. With Missouri's minimum wage rising to $8.60 an hour, Baldwin will see a 60-cent bump that she says will take some of the bite out of her monthly bills. Workers in Birmingham, Alabama's largest city, have been fighting the state in court since 2016 over whether the city has the right to raise its wages. Read More »

Oil slips back toward 18-month lows on oversupply

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Prices surged on Wednesday, tracking heavily with a spike in the USA equities market after President Donald Trump's administration attempted to shore up investor confidence. Meanwhile, U.S. crude inventories probably fell 3 million barrels last week, according to a Bloomberg survey of analysts. But the cuts will not take effect until next month and oil production has been at or near record highs in the United States, Russia and Saudi Arabia, with the USA pumping 11.6 million bpd of crude, ... Read More »

Here's How To Properly Dispose Of That Christmas Tree

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Trees can be left out for collection alongside green bins on revised collection days from Wednesday 2 January 2019. Remove all items from the tree including ornaments, tinsel, stands and lights. Cut off the tree's branches and lay them where spring flowers are starting to emerge. According to a Facebook post , past year ACR picked up 20 trees and was able to donate $169 to the animal shelter, along with many bags of blankets, sheets, pet food and other items to help out the animals in need. Read More »

Tesla reportedly has 3,000 Model 3s in stock at tax-credit deadline

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Ellison bought 3 million shares of Tesla earlier this year. The SEC moved to punish Tesla and Musk because it alleged he committed fraud by tweeting that he had the "funding secured" to take the company private at $420 a share. The three automakers, along with a group of other companies working on EV charging infrastructure established the EV Drive Coalition. Mr Musk and Tesla will each pay a separate $20m (£15m) penalty, with the money distributed to "harmed investors", the SEC said. Read More »

Local Sears store to close in March

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Now, there is a deadline of 4:00 p.m. ET Friday, Dec. 28 to submit an offer for the company. Should Lampert submit a bid, Sears' advisors would have until January 4 to decide whether he is a "qualified bidder". He's shuttered hundreds of money-losing stores, cut more than $1 billion in annual expenses, and spun off units such as Lands' End Inc. Lampert bought Sears and merged it with Kmart in 2005 to form Sears Holdings. Read More »

Israel protests image of Jordanian minister stepping on flag

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Israel and Jordan have maintained diplomatic relations since the signing of a peace deal in 1994, though many Jordanians continue to object to formal relations between the formerly warring neighbors. Jordanian Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz was reported to have entered the building through a side door. Jordan's Foreign Ministry spokesman Majed al-Qatarneh confirmed in a statement issued via state media that the Israeli embassy in Amman had asked for clarifications over the incident and that ... Read More »

Tesla names Oracle's Ellison to board in SEC settlement

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Mr Musk got into trouble with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in early August when he said in a tweet that he had " funding secured " to take the electric vehicle company private. They bring the Tesla board count to 11 people. The company's shares were up 4.4 percent at $330 in early trading on Friday. The larger-than-life Ellison, who through a spokeswoman declined to comment, is known for his combative personality. Read More »

Durex recalls condoms in Canada after failed shelf-life tests

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Condom manufacturing company Durex has issued a Canada-wide recall for some of its products due to what the company said is a failure to pass its "stringent shelf-life durability tests". The batch number can be found on the bottom of the packaging and the foil wrapping of individual condoms. It later added: "There is no reason to be anxious". Read More »

Netflix Users, Watch Out For This Spoofing Scam

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The Federal Trade Commission ( FTC ), a U.S. government agency that deals with consumer protection, issued a warning urging Netflix users not to "take the bait". How scammers are targeting Netflix users? The FTC exhorts customers who have gotten any questionable email to contact the organization directly (not by tapping on the link in the email, which could result in malware being installed on their gadgets). Read More »

Royal Mail sorry for D-Day anniversary stamp showing United States troops

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Instead it showed USA troops landing on what was Dutch New Guinea, which is nearly 8,500 miles from northern France. The proposed stamp, which was due to be released next year, is captioned: 'D-Day Allied soldiers and medics wade ashore.' While the image does indeed show allied troops descending from their landing craft onto a beach, the photo is actually of United States soldiers in modern-day Indonesia, not on the beaches of Normandy. Read More »

HMV goes into administration putting two Nottingham stores at risk of closure

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A statement from owners Hilco says it has resolved to appoint administrators from KPMG to the business following extremely weak Christmas footfall and a further deterioration in the United Kingdom market for CD and DVD. "As a result, the directors have concluded that it will not be possible to continue to trade the business", he said. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption HMV shop , Oxford Street, London in 1949. Read More »

Jet bridge incident at Baltimore airport leaves 6 injured

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As they exited, the jet bridge, which connects the plane to the terminal, collapsed. A jetway is the structure passengers walk through to board the plane. He says his mom packed his bag. Several people are hurt when a jet bridge collapsed at BWI Marshall Airport on Saturday. A spokesman for Southwest said the jet bridge is owned by BWI. Read More »

Cyberattack disrupts Los Angeles Times, other major U.S. newspapers

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The computer problem shut down a number of crucial software systems that store news stories, photographs and administrative information, and made it hard to create the plates used to print the papers at the downtown plant. "We have had big issues with delivery today and we apologize". "A computer virus infected the business systems associated with the printing process. Read More »

Musk says insults against Thai cave rescuer are protected speech

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A motion to dismiss the case was filed Wednesday to the U.S. District Court in California's Central District where Vernon Unsworth, a United Kingdom citizen, filed a complaint in September alleging Musk used defamatory language when Musk tweeted Unsworth was a "pedo guy", then later sent an email to a BuzzFeed reporter accusing the diver of being involved in child sex trafficking. Read More »

China says meeting with U.S. on trade in January

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The meeting adds to signs that the world's two largest economies are making progress in cooling trade tensions. December 27, 2018 (EIRNS)- A U.S. trade delegation led by Deputy U.S. Earlier this month, China's major state-owned grain stockpiler said it had resumed buying U.S. soybeans, and Beijing announced it would suspend extra tariffs added to US-made cars and auto parts starting January 1. Read More »

New Land Rover Defender CONFIRMED for 2019 reveal

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The prototypes will also have to endure long stints at altitudes of more than 13,000 feet above sea level. Instantly recognizable by its rugged squared-off exterior, round headlights and signature rear-mounted spare tire, the Defender and all Series Land Rover vehicles have been lauded the world over; driven by farmers, military and police, celebrities, and even royalty. Read More »

Sears to close Waco, Killeen stores

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The Kmart in Apple Valley is amongst 80 locations owned by Sears Holdings that will close its doors forever as the company continues to teeter on the brink of liquidation. While Lampert has said he intends to make the bid, he has not formally filed one with the bankruptcy court. The news comes as a crucial deadline for the bankrupt retailer Sears looms on whether the company survives or will be liquidated. Read More »

Majority stake in UK's Gatwick Airport sold to French firm

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In the year to March 2018, Gatwick reported total revenue of 764 million pounds and handles around 46 million passengers annually. The amount is almost four times the £1.5 billion that Global Infrastructure Partners, a venture between funds of Credit Suisse and General Electric, paid for Gatwick in 2009 from BAA, the airports operator. Read More »

MN to Receive $9.3M from Wells Fargo in Settlement

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The bank will pay all 50 states and Washington, D.C. after it admitted to opening more than three million fake bank and credit card accounts. The settlement resolves claims that Wells Fargo violated Kentucky consumer protection laws. It has also said that it sold auto insurance and other financial products to customers who didn't need them. Improperly charged residential mortgage loan consumers for rate lock extension fees even when the delay was caused by Wells Fargo, a practice contrary ... Read More »

Sears has 24 hours to be saved

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The day of reckoning has come for Sears. Lampert, who is still the company's chairman, proposed buying the struggling retailer in full for $4.6 billion through his hedge fund ESL Investments - including 500 Sears and Kmart stores , store inventory and other assets. Read More »

Behind the biggest holiday sales increase in years

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This year's robust holiday-shopping season has given retailers much to cheer about, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse industry data. The data also indicated that consumer confidence was not dented by recent volatility in the USA stock markets and worries over slowing global growth . Read More »

United States stocks lose momentum a day after Dow’s record gain

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The benchmark S&P 500 index also gained 5 percent and the technology heavy Nasdaq rose 5.8 percent. The tech-heavy Nasdaq gained 361.44 points, or 5.8 percent, to 6,554.36. Stocks rose higher despite virtually no news - which may have been a catalyst in its own right. "Tweet things that are more constructive in terms of working out an agreement with Democrats and with China. Read More »

New Minimum Wage Increases Set To Take Effect In New York

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The hourly minimum wage for OH workers is set to go up by 25 cents for 2019. This upward adjustment happens every year. As Jacob Vigdor, a professor at the University of Washington who studies the impact of wage increases, explained to the Associated Press : "The general sense is that the fears of what a higher minimum wage might have done to business were exaggerated". Read More »

Amazon has record-breaking festive season

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It's the most wonderful time of the year, especially if you're Amazon. Join us January 10th at 1 PM when we explore why implementing marketing automation is so hard for subscription companies. The most popular choices on Amazon were the Ring Video Doorbell 2, TP-Link Kasa Smart Plug Mini Outlet, and the iRobot Roomba 690. Almost a couple of hours later, Amazon's customer care service apologised for the faux pas and informed that the technical glitch has been resolved. Read More »

Nationwide CenturyLink internet outage affects Kansas

Technicians with CenturyLink have now determined the cause of the internet outage impacting customers nationwide . CenturyLink's network was "still experiencing a disruption", but the telecommunications company was working to restore services, Monroe, Louisiana-based CenturyLink said in a statement. Read More »

Trump blasts Fed as United States economy's 'only problem'

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Benchmark U.S. crude fell 3.1 percent to $44.18 a barrel in NY. "There's carry-over selling from weakness last week combined with lighter-than-average volume, that allows for opportunistic traders to push share prices lower without much opposition", said Sam Stovall of CFRA Research. Read More »

NY authorities investigating ‘transformer incident’ amid reports of an explosion

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PIX11 said NYPD was investigating a transformer explosion at Astoria East and North Queens Con Ed power plant. At 10:15pm they reported the incident was under control and there were no reported injuries and no fire. because of the power failure but was lifted after about 45 minutes; the airport resumed its operations, he said. There are no other significant reported power outages at this time. Read More »

Trump voices confidence in Mnuchin, United States News & Top Stories

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Powell. "They don't have a feel for the Market , they don't understand necessary Trade Wars or Strong Dollars or even Democrat Shutdowns over Borders". Still, Trump repeated his belief the Federal Reserve is raising interest rates too quickly, blaming the decision on a booming economy. They have record kinds of numbers. Read More »

More Alberta shoppers searching for Boxing Day deals online

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However, numerous country's biggest shopping centres are remaining hopeful about their Boxing Day prospects, predicting huge crowds as they slash the price of winter stock to make way for spring ranges. "International tourists are out in force driven by the weaker pound, as well as domestic shoppers who are looking for a day out after family celebrations yesterday", said chief executive Jace Tyrrell. Read More »