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Rep. Darrell Issa surprises with plans to not seek re-election

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That means two of the four competitive Orange County House races are guaranteed new faces next year. It remains to be seen whether Republicans can hold the Royce and Issa seats-or any of the other contested districts-but there is a strong indication that Congressmen Royce and Issa were looking to duck the tribulations of a very bumpy political ride in 2018. Read More »

Highest trolley count at Limerick hospital on week of new overcrowding record

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He said: "There are very few people in the ED's (Emergency Departents) who don't need to be there and there isn't anyone lying in a trolley who doesn't need to be there". He said that he will be updated by each hospital group CEO on the situation tomorrow. The public is being advised to attend the emergency department only in the case of real emergencies. Read More »

OR at No. 17 Arizona tops the Pac-12 this week

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Allonzo Trier lead Arizona with six points. Now it's time to see how they respond with a pair of hard games this week: At USC on Wednesday and at UCLA on Saturday. The Wildcats found their offense in the second half, scoring 41 points in the game's final 20 minutes. "They're a much improved team, not only from last year to this year, that's obvious, but I think they're a very much improved team from the beginning of the year to now", Miller said. Read More »

Senate holds hearing on Cuba 'sonic attacks'

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Asked whether it was possible that the Cuban government would have been unaware of any attacks, he said: "I find it very hard to believe that". The attacks, he said, appeared to occur in "clusters", and started reoccurring in late March 2017 and continued until late April and then seemed to stop. Read More »

Colorado Sheriff's Office Says 'Multiple Deputies Down' in Active Incident

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The gunman continued to fire as additional officers arrived at the complex. He's survived by a wife and two young children. He was hit multiple times .' . According to a letter sent to faculty and staff in November, Riehl posted "rambling, nonsensical messages on his Facebook page" that specifically mentioned the school. Read More »

UIDAI introduces virtual ID, limited KYC for Aadhaar card holders

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When contacted, an Airtel spokesperson said , "We can confirm that the UIDAI has permitted Bharti Airtel to continue Aadhaar based e-KYC till March 31, 2018, subject to compliance to guidelines laid down by the authority". A wide range and number of private entities are using Aadhaar to verify identity of their customers. The database, known officially as Aadhaar , was launched in 2009 as a voluntary program meant to help prevent benefit fraud, it has since grown, and is now home ... Read More »

Iran holds out hope for survivors on burning oil tanker

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Rescue boats resumed their search in the choppy waters of the East China Sea yesterday for survivors from the stricken Iranian oil tanker that collided with a freight ship and burst into flames at the weekend, the Chinese government said. An NITC spokesperson had previously suggested China might be more concerned with stopping a major oil leak in waters important to their fishing industry than rushing to save crew members. Read More »

13000 trapped at Swiss ski station

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In the Swiss resort of Zermatt , 13,000 holidaymakers have been left stranded. A police official in Zermatt , a tourist magnet for backpackers and millionaires alike, said the helicopter journey to the village of Taesch takes around three minutes. Read More »

Abe leaves for Baltic and E.European tour

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A Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Wednesday urged Japan to deal with the comfort women issue responsibly. It said it would consult with Japan on what to do with the funds already given by the country. Adding that the comfort women issue has been dug up over and over again for "domestic political gain", he cited that historians have found that South Korean soldiers were culpable of raping Vietnamese women during the Vietnam War, as he called this an "uncomfortable truth" that Seoul has glossed ... Read More »

Wind and winter weather in store for Thursday

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Low around 20. Blustery. The airport advised passengers to check flight status with their airlines. Many schools and organizations were closed Thursday morning . New sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Tuesday , partly sunny, with a high near 25. Southeast wind around 10 miles per hour. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. Read More »

Run ends early again for Chiefs, Kareem Hunt

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Derrick Henry said "I felt like I played soft." after last weeks win against the Jaguars . "I've been through some tough ones but this is one of the tougher ones". The second half was far different after the Chiefs lost tight end Travis Kelce . Yes, the Titans defense was rocked for 231 yards through the air in the first half. Read More »

Disgraced Doctor James Kauffman Charged With Hiring Hitman To Kill His Wife

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Another six people connected to the gang were charged in the drug ring. "He was intent to have her killed as opposed to losing his financial empire", Tyner told reporters at a late afternoon press conference. And while she suspected her stepfather and filed a formal complaint in April 2014 accusing him of murder, she said she had no idea he was allegedly in cahoots with the Pagans . Read More »

Abcam (ABC) Receives "Hold" Rating from Peel Hunt

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They now have a GBX 775 ($10.36) price objective on the stock. WY was included in 3 notes of analysts from September 22, 2016. RBC Capital Markets maintained Ashtead Group plc (LON:AHT) on Wednesday, March 29 with "Outperform" rating. The target price per share suggests a potential upside of 6.30% from Eve Sleep Plc (LON:EVE)'s last stock price. The stock of Diageo plc (LON:DGE) has "Sell" rating given on Monday, August 3 by Societe Generale. Read More »

Jones Breaks Tradition, Chooses Biden As Escort For Swearing

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Chuck Grassley of Iowa warned that his party should not take Jones' victory lightly and said that if the new senator acts in a bipartisan way, it could be hard for Republicans to unseat him. Democrats said GOP hopes for a major rewrite of entitlement programs is done. Luther Strange, who was appointed to hold the seat after Sessions became attorney general. Read More »

New federal guidance raises questions for legal marijuana

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Disrupting marijuana businesses is exactly what Sessions intends. At a time when an opioid epidemic of mammoth proportions continues to rage across parts of the USA, to see the federal government return to its misguided and publicly unsupported campaign against cannabis is not only disheartening, but risky. Read More »

Trump administration backs off Florida drilling proposal

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The governor's office said in a statement that he has "some concerns with opening up Georgia's pristine coastlines which he will convey to the congressional delegation". It opens up more than 90% of the national outer continental shelf (OCS) for development - making more than 98% of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas resources in federal offshore areas available to private companies. Read More »

Netanyahu not welcome in India: CPM

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Israelis were angered by Netanyahu's disparaging remarks about women, his use of taxpayer-funded vehicle and bodyguard to visit a strip club, and his bragging about his father helping a businessman. "These issues have set mechanism". He said the discussion on Free Trade Agreement with Israel is underway. He said aim will be to further boost cooperation in a range of sectors including water, agriculture, scientific research and education. Read More »

Joe Arpaio announces he's running for Senate

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Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. The 85-year-old lawman tweeted he is seeking the post to support Trump's policies. Arizona Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-9th), who previously announced she will be running for the same open Senate seat, tweeted that her campaign will work to defeat Arpaio and his "dangerous actions and exhausted rhetoric". Read More »

'Fast' Eddie Clarke, Motorhead guitarist dead at 67

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The very sad news is that former Motörhead guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke has passed away in hospital from complications arising from pneumonia. The announcement was made on Facebook, and passed along by the official Motorhead Facebook group page. Read More »

In wake of Iran protests, should Canada reopen embassy in Tehran?

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He further stated that the government is mismanaged and that it was not from a lack of economic sources. Exchanging views on the developments in the regional states including Syria and Iraq was also high on the agenda of the meeting. The cabinet also agreed to approve the bill aimed at encouraging and supporting mutual investment between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the government of the Czech Republic and submit it to the Iran's Parliament. Read More »

Israel, US back Iran riots: Turkish FM

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A jury found Mehmet Hakan Atilla , deputy chief executive of Turkish lender Halkbank, guilty of five counts of bank fraud and conspiracy. "We would like to remind that to make news which discredit our bank and damage its reputation based on the decision of the jury regarding our deputy general manager about the judicial process which is not yet concluded would be against the principles of the article titled "Protection of Reputation" of the Banking Law", it said . Read More »

Over 150 suspects arrested in German-Italian anti-mafia sweep

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Rome - Italian and German police have rounded up more than 100 suspects in a vast anti-mafia operation in the two countries, cracking open a crime empire that grew rich on bread, wine and funeral services. And they said that Italian restaurants in Germany, meanwhile, were forced to import Italian wine, olive oil and other goods from a clan-controlled Italian restaurant association. Read More »

French president proposes law against 'fake news'

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Instead, victims including politicians will be able to apply to courts to have sites and accounts erased from the Internet. He added , "We will develop our legal system to protect democracy from this fake news". Mr Macron's campaign was also hit with a last minute email leak by suspected Russian hackers who stole thousands of classified documents and dumped them online. Read More »

Lalu's sentencing postponed to Thursday, fresh trouble for Tejashwi

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However, Lalu's son and his designated "heir apparent", Tejashwi Yadav, and three others had contempt notices issued against them by the CBI court on Wednesday. As per the reports, the CBI court convicted Lalu Prasad Yadav along with former Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra and five others relating to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 9.4 billion of the Deoghar district between 1990 and 1994. Read More »

Uganda Denies Accepting Migrants From Israel

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Each migrant will be given up to $3,500 (about N1.2 million) to leave within the next 90 days. Numerous undocumented in Africa allege they are fleeing from conflicts and persecution, and seek refugee status, but Israeli officials sustain they are economic migrants; thus, these officials resist recognizing them as refugees. Read More »

NM state lawmaker seeks to block border wall

If border crossings are under better control without a wall, thus helping realize Trump's mission on immigration, his continued insistence on building one smacks of vanity to get his way. They're seeing about 40% more people [arrested] than was the case under the Obama administration, and those deportations are happening faster in the immigration court system. Read More »

Smith Sworn In as Minnesota's Newest US Senator

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With Smith's induction, there are now a record 22 women serving in the Senate . She will be sworn in this morning on the Senate floor before they reconvene for this year's session. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and former Vice President Walter Mondale, also an ex-senator. She becomes the 22nd woman in a chamber that remains heavily lopsided in favor of men. Read More »

2017 goes down as costliest year ever for natural disasters in US

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The US experienced a record year of losses from fires, hurricanes and other weather related disasters in 2017, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( Noaa ). NOAA also announced Monday that 2017 was the third-warmest year on record within the United States, at 2.6 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th-century average. Read More »

Terror attacks in Pakistan keeps declining due to nationwide efforts

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Mr Trump said the United States had "foolishly" given Pakistan more than $33bn (£24.4bn) in aid over the last 15 years, only to receive "lies and deceit" in return. He said that no threats were levelled against Pakistan during talks with American leaders. On Wednesday night, Ghafoor told local Geo TV that Pakistan wants to continue cooperation with the USA but will not "compromise on national interests and prestige". Read More »

Inking of Israeli anti-tank missiles deal likely during Netanyahu's India visit

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However, India was among more than 120 countries last month to vote in favor of a resolution calling for the United States to drop its recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. In November, the defence ministry had chose to retract from the process to acquire a batch of Spike missiles from Israeli firm Rafael Advanced Defence Systems. Read More »

Princess Charlotte is a 'very sweet and confident' child with 'beautiful manners'

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This week, the world was given a glimpse of Princess Charlotte's bubbly personality as she confidently posed on the steps of her Kensington Palace home before her first day at Willcocks Nursery School in London. The source also described her as 'so polite, but also fun and energetic, ' adding, 'She has attractive manners'. The Royal Family has on Twitter of 2-year-old Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on her first day of preschool on Monday. Read More »

Cryptocurrencies To Watch In 2018 (Besides Bitcoin)

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Ripple had an fantastic 2017, with several media outlets declaring XRP to haveoutperformed Bitcoin in terms of exposure and market gain. Its highest value was the 3.28 United States dollars on January 4. The technology was adopted to help corporate clients in the USA transfer finances to UK businesses through Santander in the United Kingdom. It already works with multiple financial corporations including SBI Holdings, Standard Chartered, and Accenture. Read More »