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Ontario ticket takes $17M


The ticket was sold at the WHSmith shop at arrivals in Terminal 1. A Chatham resident is holding on to a lottery ticket worth $1-million and may not know it. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on December 27 will be approximately $5 million. Players must match all seven numbers, in any one set, to win the jackpot or the Max Millions prizes. Read More »

London Zoo reopens after blaze kills animals


The fire broke out at approximately 6am on Saturday in the Animal Adventure section of the zoo, and spread to an adjacent shop. The zoo's Director General Dominic Jermey described it as a "dreadful day for London Zoo". The zoo is expected to re-open on Sunday, officials said. "We are all naturally devastated by this, but are immensely grateful to the fire brigade, who reacted quickly to the situation to bring the fire under control". Read More »

Turkey Sacks More Than 2700 In Continuing Purge


A total of 2,756 people including academics, soldiers and military personal were removed from different bodies including the interior, foreign and defence ministries, according to the Official Gazette. The government argues the crackdown is necessary due to the gravity of the coup attempt, in which 240 people were killed. Gulen, who's lived in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania since 1999, denies any links to terrorism and the failed putsch. Read More »

Careful, Santa, freezing rain could slicken Portland rooftops Christmas Eve


Before the cold returns, we'll have our Christmas Eve disturbance to deal with. By the time it reaches the northern half of New England and then eastern Canada, it will have matured into a higher impact winter storm. On Sunday night, the storm system will move into the Northeast and redevelop off the Northeast coast, bringing a quick hit of heavy snow to the inland Northeast. Read More »

Winter Weather Advisory Issued for the Area


Expect final totals between 3 and 6 inches from Christmas. Light snow with totals in the 2-to-5-inch range is expected for parts of western and central MA by Christmas day, the National Weather Service said. Heavy snow and blowing snow is possible, with winds gusting as high as 40 miles per hour. Areas in southern New Hampshire and extending north could see up to 6 inches. Read More »

Many feared dead in Philippines mall fire


Despite reports from the mall earlier in the day that the situation was under control, the fire was still raging as of 8 p.m., the disaster office reported. Sn. Insp. Gaspan said firefighters from across the city battled the flames as paramedics conducted search and rescue operations inside. Fire investigators said at least 20 people are still missing after six hours of the fire. Read More »

BJP revealed and welcome their new CM of Himachal Pradesh, Jairam Thakur


Jairam Thakur thanked the central leadership and senior party leaders after being made legislative party leader in Himachal Pradesh . Central observers Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman, JP Nadda and Narendra Singh Tomar as well as state party in-charge Mangal Pandey were present when the decision was taken. Read More »

$300000 marijuana as Christmas gifts?


Lt. Paul Vrbka with the sheriff's department said deputies initiated a traffic stop in the Bradshaw area after they saw a Toyota Tacoma going over the center line and the driver failing to signal. Upon checking the police found 60 pounds of marijuana , as well as multiple containers of concentrated THC. Marijuana is illegal in Nebraska, even though a handful of states, including California and Nebraska's neighbour Colorado, have legalised the drug for recreational use. Read More »

Kulbhushan Jadhav Wife, Mother To Visit Islamabad Tomorrow


The Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday had said that the country is ready to permit media interaction with Jadhav's wife and mother. The sources had earlier said that Pakistan has completed the preparations to arrange the meeting between Jadhav and his family next week, but India was delaying providing relevant information about his mother and wife's visit to Islamabad . Read More »

Supporters of TTV Dhinakaran celebrate outside his residence


The result will decide the battle for the political legacy of the late CM J Jayalalithaa , whose death previous year necessitated the by-election. The main contenders in the election are Madhusudhanan from the ruling AIADMK faction, Sasikala's nephew TTV Dhinakaran as an independent candidate, and Maruthu Ganesh from the main opposition, DMK . Read More »

Trump makes presidential coin all about him


Past versions of the coins have been imprinted with the slogan " E pluribus unum " ("out of many , one"), were composed of silver and copper, and bore the US presidential seal . Not every person in the Trump organization has made their own particular test coin; among them is Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, a resigned Marine Corps general. Read More »

At least 37 feared dead after shopping mall fire in Philippines


Fire investigators said at least 20 people are still missing after six hours of the fire. Their chances of survival were "zero", a local official was quoted as saying. He was mayor of Davao City and still has a residence there. It is about 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) south of Manila, the nation's capital. The fire was reported not long before the mall was supposed to open. Read More »

Sinwar: Hamas will not Return to the Rule in Gaza

The Palestinians fiercely clashed with the Zionist occupation troops in the various cities of the West Bank after the Friday prayers as reports recorded a number of injuries among the protestors. The move was hailed by Israel but condemned by the majority of the global community, as it undermines peace talks. On Friday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued a Christmas message that condemned Trump's decision and said that his plan for peace was "insulting" to the "message of Jesus". Read More »

Dozens feared dead in Philippines mall fire


Up to thirty-seven people are feared dead after fire engulfed a shopping mall in the Philippines. Local police officer Ralph Canoy, said the fire was still going before dawn on Sunday morning. He said the reason for the blaze was not immediately known. The fire broke out as city officials and emergency workers were busy responding to victims of widespread flooding across the city caused by tropical storm Vinta. Read More »

GOP tax bill nears passage today


Under congressional rules, the House and Senate must approve the same bills. Mr Trump promised during the campaign that he would eliminate the national debt. The changes would reduce federal revenue by nearly $1.5 trillion over the coming decade - before accounting for any economic growth that might result, according to Congress's Joint Committee on Taxation, which analyzes tax legislation. Read More »

Saturday's NFL: Ravens win, edge closer to playoffs


Three times this season Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton has finished a game with more than 150 yards in a game, and those games were the only ones the Colts offense has put up over 300 yards of total offense. Harrison's playing time dipped significantly this season. The 29-year-old in his first year with the Ravens has struggled to provide consistent production in the passing game making 40 receptions on 72 targets for 440 receiving yards with three touchdowns. Read More »

Warren Man Hit by Sandbag Thrown from Interstate Overpass Dies


Sgt. Kevan Toney said the four teens will likely face additional charges in wake of Byrd's death. Police say four teenagers intentionally threw the sandbag of the Indiana Avenue overpass onto I-75. They all are charged with felonious assault. They remain incarcerated in the Lucas County Juvenile Justice Center . Police arrested Pedro Salinas, 13, Sean Carter, 14, Demetrius Wimberly, 14, and William Parker, 14. Read More »

Amanda: Is weekend rain gone before Christmas?

It is set to be breezy or rather windy on Christmas Eve , in fresh and gusty south-west winds. Temperatures will be in the 50s for much of the day, but some locations may briefly reach the lower 60s during the afternoon. The Christmas Day outlook is mostly sunny with temperatures in the mid- to upper 50s, but by the afternoon, the winds will begin shifting from the south. Read More »

Philippines tropical storm: almost 90 dead


The death toll for the Zamboanga peninsula also rose to 28, and police said 81 people were missing after mud and rocks swept down coastal communities in Sibuco and other fishing towns. Thousands of people were moved to emergency shelters while thousands more were stranded at air and sea ports. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Tembin came ashore in the early hours of Friday morning in the Mindanao town of Cateel, packing winds of up to 125 ... Read More »

United States vetoes resolution to rescind Trump's Jerusalem decision


The one-page text generated by Arab nations over the weekend demanded, "all States comply with Security Council resolutions regarding the Holy City of Jerusalem, and not to recognize any actions or measures contrary to those resolutions". Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement and other groups organized mass protests while its rival, the Gaza-based Islamic militant group Hamas , has called for a third violent uprising against Israel. Read More »

Some incredible features of Delhi Metro's Magenta line that you must know


Vehicular traffic will not be allowed from Sector 38 Botanical Garden bus stand till Atta chowk road, the advisory issued by the Noida Traffic Police said. The metro official said that this time no such invite has come. The official statement further said that the prime minister has often used the metro to travel for engagements in the National Capital Region. Read More »

Snow tonight south and Sunday north


Much of the snow will mix with rain, combining with warm soil and ground temperatures to lessen snowfall accumulation. Monroe, Orleans and Niagara counties will be under the advisory until 7 a.m. The disturbance moves east into OH by Christmas Eve night, ending the snow showers. Light-moderate snow is expected through Friday morning with the snow tapering off late Friday. Read More »

South Florida up 31-27 against Texas Tech in Birmingham Bowl


After taking down SC previous year in an exciting 46-39 finish at the Birmingham Bowl, USF is returning to Legion Field for a second straight season. The Bulls began the half with the ball but Flowers was sacked on second down and fumbled the ball to the Red Raiders' DeMarcus Fields. On the last play of the game, Shimonek throws up a Hail Mary but it's 15-yards short of the end zone. Read More »

Gunman killed by cops after going on shooting rampage in Pennsylvania


He struck her once, but her injuries are not believed to be life threatening. Cops in Pennsylvania shot and killed a gunman who fired at police in several locations in Harrisburg, the state capital, Daily Mail reports. A device was found next to him, but Marsico said that was "of no import". This is another reminder of the sacrifice made everyday by law enforcement across Pennsylvania, especially for those of us who spend time in our State Capitol. Read More »

Two Heterosexual Men Marry To Avoid Paying Taxes On Property

Best friends Matt Murphy and Michael O'Sullivan are both heterosexual. "I love Matt and he loves me, as friends", said O'Sullivan. Murphy, who is 83, and O'Sullivan, 58, made a decision to marry when they discovered how much in taxes they would have to pay if O'Sullivan inherited Murphy's home, as intended upon Murphy's death, according to the Guardian. Read More »

BJP declares Vijay Rupani as Chief Minister of Gujarat again


Rupani and Patel, as a team, have led Gujarat for 16 tumultuous months marred by Patidar agitation, Dalit uprising and a combative Congress when they assumed office in August past year replacing Anandiben Patel. After the sloganeering at Hotel Peterhoff, the venue of the meeting of the Central observers with the State leaders, senior leader Shanta Kumar, said: "If I were the president of the party, I would not have tolerated such indiscipline and expelled these workers". Read More »

Abbott Laboratories (ABT) Holdings Raised by Independent Franchise Partners LLP

About 418,999 shares traded. Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT ) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. It has outperformed by 57.16% the S&P500. Bogle Invest Management Ltd Partnership De holds 1.15 million shares. Nationwide Fund Advisors has invested 0.01% in Extreme Networks, Inc. Shareholders of record on Friday, January 12th will be issued a dividend of $0.28 per share. Read More »

Fagan Associates Cut Mcdonalds (MCD) Stake By $743496; Pricesmart Has 1.51 Sentiment

While 20-Day Moving Average VS Current Price shows "Sell" Signal. (NYSE:JPM) has risen 33.74% since December 23, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.12% the S&P500. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 15,739 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,596,935. Vaughan David Invests Il holds 37,040 shares. Read More »

Storm leaves 133 dead in southern Philippines


Like embin, Washi wasn't a particularly strong storm, but it killed more than 1,249 people. The Philippines suffers almost 20 typhoons and storms each year, many of them deadly. Tembin, also known as Vinta in the Philippines , struck Friday, dropping more than 140 millimeters (5.5 inches) of rain in some parts of Mindanao, overwhelming artificial dams and sending floodwaters from mountainous areas down to communities below. Read More »

Weather warning issued for Christmas break

Temperatures will remain cool, with high temperatures ranging from the mid 50s to lower 60s, but should trend upwards next week. There is a mixed bag in store this weekend, but it looks as is if there will be a band of heavy rain sweeping across the country on Christmas Day . Read More »

South Sudan warring sides sign cease-fire for Christmas…


South Sudanese opposition groups taking part in the ongoing negotiations with Salva Kiir's government to revive an August 2015 peace deal have called for a ban on the import of firearms. "Everyone is exhausted of the war in South Sudan", the chair of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, told the gathering. "I doubt if it will hold but we will abide by it as we have always done", he said. Read More »

'3 Army soldiers killed at Keri along LoC'


The firing took place around 12:15pm, as per an Army officer. Three jawans were martyred, including an officer, and another jawan injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Batallion Area, Jammu and Kashmir . Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh paid rich tributes to the slain soldiers and condemned Pakistan for the ceasefire violation. Read More »

State jobless rate drops, local rates tick up


The number of unemployed for November was 50,127, up 536 when compared with October but down 3,041 when compared with November 2016. The November unemployment rate is three-tenths of a percentage point lower than November of past year. "Private-sector employers added 52,000 jobs in November and have accounted for the addition of 294,600 positions in Texas over the past year", said TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Ruth R. Read More »