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Behold frozen 'ghost apples,' courtesy of the polar vortex

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As he pruned the trees, the trees shook, causing some applies to fall off. The end result is a cool, ghostly shell that's just slightly less fragile but a lot more attractive than a rotten, mushy apple. But because apples have a lower freezing point than water, it was warm enough that the rotting apple inside turned to mush. While pruning, he noticed that the mush was draining out the bottom, and the "ghost apples" were left behind. Read More »

Australian parliament computer network breached

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Parliamentarians and their staff have been forced to reset passwords after an apparent malicious attack against the parliamentary computing network overnight. Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. The same was not true in mid-2017, however, when an attacker appeared to have breached 90 email accounts used by British Members of Parliament, as well as staff and civil servants. Read More »

Second Woman Accuses Fairfax of Sexual Assault

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Fairfax answered: 'I knew that because of what happened to you a year ago, you'd be too afraid to say anything.' Mr. Fairfax actually used the prior rape of his 'friend " against her when he chose to rape her in a premeditated way". Ralph Northam . Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls echoed those calls. Duke campus police have no criminal reports naming Fairfax, university spokesman Michael Schoenfeld said. Read More »

PM Modi lays foundation stone for Arunachal airport, addresses Assam rally

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PM Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of projects worth Rs 4,000 crore and a dedicated Doordarshan channel named "DD Arun Prabha" to Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday. PM Modi had tweeted back then that there was a "perceptible improvement" in India-China relations and that regular interactions had added "significant strength" to the bilateral ties. Read More »

Trump drags Schiff again in morning Twitter screed

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It's unclear exactly who Trump was talking about, but the tweet comes as Schiff appears to have hired at least one staff member who served on the National Security Council under Trump. Trump had touted Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Holdover White House staff from the Obama administration, particularly those working on the National Security Council, have always been a concern of some Trump aides and supporters. Read More »

Officials say man shot at border is alive

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The release explained that the CBP officer was on duty at the port of entry and attempted to stop a vehicle leaving the United States. Human rights advocates say increased border security and daily quotas put on asylum requests at ports of entry are among factors pushing large groups of migrants to cross the border in risky, remote areas. Read More »

Palestinians reject invitation to attend US Mideast meeting in Poland

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Kushner and Trump's Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt will spend a week in Oman , Bahrain , Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates and Qatar and possibly two other countries (We're in Bahrain, it must be Tuesday). The tour aims to build goodwill and support for a plan that has been widely discredited by the Palestinians, and is seen with skepticism by the worldwide community. Read More »

Britain's Prince Philip (97) surrenders driving licence after auto crash

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In a letter of apology to one of the injured women, Prince Philip said he was dazzled by the sun when he pulled onto a main road near the royal retreat, 160 kilometres north of London . Police in the eastern part of England where the accident happened outside a royal residence said they had passed Philip's file to prosecutors to determine whether anyone should be charged. Read More »

Winter storm warning issued for western Washington

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Another cold winter storm is on the way to Northern California this weekend. The huge Seattle metro region could get six to eight inches in its second snowstorm of the week, forecasters say . A storm that hit earlier in the week knocked out power in the area for thousands of residents and made travel incredibly hard. Almost 20 million people in the Northwest are under storm alerts Saturday morning as one to two more inches of snow are expected to fall in Seattle, according to CNN ... Read More »

Protester loses hand in Yellow Vest protest

The eyewitness also described the injured man as a photographer for the Yellow Vest movement, and said he was taking pictures of people outside the National Assembly at the time, as several protesters attempted to force their way through wooden barriers at the site. Read More »

Warren Launches 2020 Campaign, Sounds Note of Economic Equality

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The Massachusetts Democrat , a leader of the party's progressive wing, made her announcement from a historic site in Lawrence , northwest of Boston, that launched the USA organized labor movement. Cory Booker and more, while U.S. Sen. Ahead of the 2016 election, Democracy for America and MoveOn.org Political Action launched the "Run Warren Run" campaign to push the senator to enter the presidential race. Read More »

Body found in Connecticut ID'ed as Westchester woman

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I'm paranoid, mommy. I'm getting anxiety attacks.' She was having a hard time talking. Police also said she suffered from anxiety and depression. Please contact me if you have any information or if you might have seen her, ' Angie wrote in the post. Read More »

Five Children Charged With Killing Tennessee Rock Band Singer Outside His Home

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All five suspects will be charged with criminal homicide, police say. Police found the stolen pick up truck abandoned Thursday evening. A loaded nine millimeter pistol, which was reported stolen, was recovered from them at the Walmart along with a second loaded and stolen pistol, which was found inside the store, according to Metro police. Read More »

Greece approves Macedonia NATO bid

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Greek lawmakers are set Friday to approve Macedonia's NATO accession, ending a process to normalize relations between the two neighbors and anchor the country - renamed North Macedonia - firmly within the western sphere of influence. The row centred around concerns that Skopje would make territorial claims to a neighbouring region in northern Greece, which Athens says has used the name Macedonia since the times of Alexander the Great. Read More »

More Winter Weather: Freezing Rain and Ice Pellets

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A freezing rain warning has now been issued for Halifax and most of the province. Environment Canada has issued yet another advisory for Toronto on Wednesday, and this time it is for freezing drizzle. and have been busy throughout the day. We also saw thunderstorms move across the southeast Tri-States this afternoon already. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. Read More »

Rare male tiger kills prospective mate in first meeting at London Zoo

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A statement published by the zoo details what went wrong: "Their introduction began as predicted, but quickly escalated into a more aggressive interaction". Ten-year-old Melati had already had three litters with a previous mate. It says staff are 'devastated by the loss of Melati, and we are heartbroken by this turn of events'. Read More »

USA cuts some aid to Cameroon military over human rights concerns

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The spokesperson noted that France's structural cooperation on security and defence issues with its former colony also focuses on officer training, reports Xinhua news agency. "We have our differences, Cameroon is a sovereign country and the United States is a sovereign country", Ambassador Peter Henry Barlerin said Thursday after meeting with Cameroon's government spokesman Rene Emmanuel Sadi. Read More »

Baby on board - father left on Cleveland platform

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The passenger banged on the windows and even ran up to the door to call out to the father. CCTV footage from the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority in OH captured the incident which happened on 12 January. A train takes off with an unaccompanied baby inside. The baby was safely reunited with the father at the station. The train operator initially told police that the father was menacing her, but the claims were unfounded during the RTA investigation. Read More »

A Cat Has Been Revived After Being Frozen, Covered in Ice

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Dutter said Fluffy was almost frozen upon arrival, and "all hands were on deck" when she was brought back to a treatment room. "She wasn't really responding for about the first half-hour, but then she started at least, acting like she was going to be alive", said Clark. Read More »

Groom arrested at his own wedding for 'sexually assaulting teenage waitress'

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The incident allegedly unfolded on the evening of November 24, 2018 at the Northampton Valley Country Club after Aimers asked a teenage server there to "make out" with him. Then he tried to unbutton her trousers before exposing himself to her. During the alleged sexual assault, Aimers pulled down his trousers and said, "Can you kiss me like you mean it?" and offered the victim $100 for sexual favors. Read More »

Kavanaugh Dissent Opens Door for Abortion Restrictions

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Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's four liberals in putting a hold on the law, pending a full review of the case . The court's action on the death penalty case was an example of Roberts siding with his fellow conservatives in allowing Alabama to execute death row inmate Domineque Ray, who said that as a Muslim his constitutional religious rights were violated by the state's refusal to let him have an imam present. Read More »

State Dept: Trump-Kim Summit Venue Shows Possibility of Moving Beyond Conflict

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Stephen Biegun's three-day trip was expected to have explored a wide range of denuclearisation issues in preparation for the much-anticipated summit in Vietnam on February 27 and 28. Trump announced the plan for his second meeting with Kim in his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday. The Singapore summit yielded a vague commitment by Kim to work toward the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, where US troops have been stationed since the Korean War. Read More »

Florida official resigns after being fined for licking man's face

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Crawford further alleged that he was not the only man who Oakley "licked" and that she repeated the act with other men over whom she felt she had authority. Oakley, who also admitted she had been drinking, asked that McGrady be removed even though she was acting as deputy city clerk and taking the minutes. Read More »

Barr nomination heads to full Senate after party-line Judiciary vote

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Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary committee have said that Barr, the former attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, is qualified for the position. "I hope if he's the next attorney general, and he's likely to be, that what I saw in his family, what I saw in his resume, what I've seen in his commitment to the issue of justice, will come through clearly", Sen. Read More »

NYPD wants Waze GPS app to stop revealing DWI checkpoints

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The popular traffic app Waze gathers user-submitted feedback to alert drivers to possible inconveniences they might experience on the road - inconveniences like getting stuck at a RBT traffic point. She added that drunk drivers were often too intoxicated to realize what's happening. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , sobriety checkpoints reduce the risk of drunken-driving crashes by 20 per cent. Read More »

Trump, not particularly vigilant about diet, gets physical exam

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His weight and other measures such as cholesterol were not revealed in the intial memo released late afternoon Friday. "The President is very grateful for the outstanding care he received today and he wants to thank all the doctors, nurses, enlisted and civilian staff who participated", he said. Read More »

Border security bargainers trade offers as deadline nears

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Winning control of the House in November allows them to open an investigative assault on the White House in the same way that - contrary to Mr Trump's claim - Republicans laid siege to former president Barack Obama . At one point, Rep. Suzan Delbene (D-WA), asked a witness - former Republican joint tax committee general counsel Ken Keis - whether he would have "advised Republicans to release taxpayer information in 2014". Read More »

Serial killer Bruce McArthur sentenced to 25 years in prison

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The sentence delivered by Justice John McMahon means McArthur will not be eligible to apply for parole until he is 91 years old. "This sentence must reflect society's revulsion for such depravity and violence", Ontario Superior Court Justice John McMahon wrote in his decision, according to the CBC . Read More »

Vet sentenced for performing surgery on puppies to smuggle heroin

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Andres Elorez, 39, was arrested in Spain for crimes he committed more than a decade ago and was extradited to the USA previous year to face trial in federal court in the Eastern District of NY. The sentence for Andres Lopez Elorez , 39, was announced in Brooklyn by U.S. Attorney Richard P. Donoghue and other law enforcement officials, after he pleaded guilty in September to conspiring to import heroin into the United States. Read More »