• Israel divided over soldier's conviction
Israel divided over soldier's conviction

Azaria , an Israeli army medic, was caught on video shooting a wounded and prone Palestinian Abdul Fattah al-Sharif a short time after he, and a friend, had attacked Israeli troops with knives, wounding one soldier. Many citizens, right-wing politicians and some celebrities have rallied behind Azaria , saying he is being made a scapegoat and shoul...

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  • Hamza bin Laden, Son of Osama, Added to Global Terrorist List
Hamza bin Laden, Son of Osama, Added to Global Terrorist List

Landing on the State Department blacklist comes with a string of sanctions meant to cripple targets economically and lead to their arrest or death. Bin Laden, who was born in Saudi Arabia, has called for acts of terrorism in western capitals and threatened to take revenge against the United States for his father's killing, the State Department s...

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  • Macy's Closing 68 Stores, Including 4 Locally
Macy's Closing 68 Stores, Including 4 Locally

Macy's announced they will close 63 stores this spring, Women's Wear Daily reports . The Bloomingdale store originally operated as Marshall Field's and opened in Stratford Square in 1981. The company plans to sell some properties, close others, and redirect some focus to its digital business. Macy's also announced Wednesday that it will c...

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  • Donald Trump tweets Chicago might need federal help on violence
Donald Trump tweets Chicago might need federal help on violence

In 2016, the Windy City witnessed 3,550 shooting incidents and 762 murders, according to historical data from the Chicago Police Department; a total that averages to more than two murders and almost 10 shootings every day. The mayor of Chicago was a former chief of staff to President Obama and senior adviser to former President Bill ClintonBill C...

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  • Police searching for missing boy from Aurora
Police searching for missing boy from Aurora

Bloodhounds have been deployed, which has halted volunteer efforts to help the dogs conduct the search. Fabian "Xavier" Rosales was last seen at 10:30 p.m. They are asking neighbors to check their homes and property for David. Authorities believe David may have wandered away from his home in Aurora, Colorado, about 15 miles southeast of Denver.

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  • Prime Minister Modi to address the nation today at 7:30
Prime Minister Modi to address the nation today at 7:30

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday promised stern action against bank and government officials caught with a hand in the till over the past 50-odd days in the process of exchanging old high-value currency notes. Two new schemes under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana to provide of 4 per cent interest waiver on loan of up to Rs 9 lakh and of 3 per ...

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  • A mild New Year's weekend, with increased chances of rain by Monday
A mild New Year's weekend, with increased chances of rain by Monday

SATURDAY: Some sun followed by clouds; breezy in the afternoon. The further west you are the higher your rain chance. New Year's Eve, causing hazardous driving conditions in the region Sunday and Sunday night . Midnight readings are in the mid-30s to low-40s, and lows range across the 30s. Rain will be likely by late on New Year's Day , then...

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  • Multiple rounds of lake-effect snow incoming
Multiple rounds of lake-effect snow incoming

Lake Effect snow showers typically align themselves in bands, and will likely be intense enough to drop several inches of snow in localized areas. This also comes with lower temperatures than midweek - highs in the low to mid 30s. If you're planning to head into downtown Buffalo for First Night festivities, a parka, gloves and hat will be essenti...

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  • Reaction to minimum wage increase taking effect December 31
Reaction to minimum wage increase taking effect December 31

A new OH law prohibits cities and local governments from setting their own minimum wage above the state wage, but in other states the practice is allowed and 22 cities are raising their minimum wage on Sunday. "It means a lot to those minimum-wage workers". OR will go to $10.25 in July. It will rise to $10 an hour in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchest...

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  • West Virginia Official Fired For Racist Statement Towards First Lady Michelle Obama
West Virginia Official Fired For Racist Statement Towards First Lady Michelle Obama

Facebook post that lead to Pamela Taylor being fired. This development was confirmed by Governer Earl Ray Tomblin's office on Tuesday morning. Whaling said later that she was referencing the change in the White House and wasn't racist.

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  • Wild Oats XI off to rocky start in Sydney to Hobart race
Wild Oats XI off to rocky start in Sydney to Hobart race

At 9am when the news broke, Loyal was almost 17nm ahead of second-placed Giacomo, the Volvo 70 owned by New Zealander Jim Delegat. Wild Oats, skippered by Mark Richards, was leading the race yesterday morning and was on course to challenge the record of 1 day 18hrs 23min 12sec that it set in 2012.

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  • Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays
Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays

I wish you all the best and happy New Year too! This will make your loved ones feel rejoice and joyful on this very special day. "#MerryChristmas", he Tweeted, followed by a Christmas tree emoji. "A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together". To be happy is the greatest wish i...

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  • Kellyanne Conway to be counselor to the president
Kellyanne Conway to be counselor to the president

Trump wants to join with allies of the USA, "and even those we don't work that closely on in other matters, to come together and defeat radical Islamic terrorism", Conway said. Her earliest public notoriety is likely as a panelist on Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect . "I guess she went back on a promise she made to her pussy", tweeted the actres...

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  • Turkish soldiers killed, 33 wounded in IS Syria attacks
Turkish soldiers killed, 33 wounded in IS Syria attacks

ISIL was using suicide bombers and vehicle-borne explosives intensively, the Turkish military said. Turkey's military was pressing on with the operation after its foreign minister and his Russian and Iranian counterparts said in Moscow on Tuesday that they were ready to help broker a deal to end Syria's nearly six-year-old war.

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  • Platinum Partners: hedge fund bosses face charges in $1bn fraud case
Platinum Partners: hedge fund bosses face charges in $1bn fraud case

Platinum Partners , which specializes in exotic investments such as loans to struggling companies, was linked to about $1 billion in fraud by federal prosecutors. Now, half a dozen top executives of the fund, including its other co-founder, have capped off 2016 by getting arrested this morning. Founded in 2003, Platinum Partners until this ye...

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  • Three injured in shooting at Islamic centre in Zurich
Three injured in shooting at Islamic centre in Zurich

Police have closed the roads, near to a Zurich train station. There were conflicting news reports about whether the shooting had taken place inside a prayer room itself, or outside. They were found on a small street called "Eisgasse" in the city. There are other businesses in the area, including a commercial training college, an architect's p...

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  • 10th Annual Wreath laying ceremony on Fort Riley
10th Annual Wreath laying ceremony on Fort Riley

The wreath laying tradition began back in 1992 at the Arlington cemetery. Wreaths Across America is an global program that places wreaths at Veteran graves during the holiday season. "You understand the importance of your family and the veterans who gave their lives to protect that unity. They served and they sacrificed and we should remember tha...

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  • Iowa's unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent in November
Iowa's unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent in November

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says Friday that businesses added more than 13,000 new jobs last month. The state's labor force has grown by 4.9 percentage points since July 2009, surpassing the nation's growth rate of 3.2 percentage points.

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  • About those people in red aprons ringing bells
About those people in red aprons ringing bells

People are putting less money in those giant Salvation Army red kettles than they usually do. The neighborhood also hosted a Thanksgiving 5K run/walk, and proceeds of T-shirts sales generated more than $1,000 which the community donated to the Salvation Army.

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  • BJP puts country's interests before party's, unlike Congress: PM
BJP puts country's interests before party's, unlike Congress: PM

Mr Gandhi, the young Congress leader argued, had promised farmers in Uttar Pradesh, where crucial assembly elections will held soon, that he would personally reach their demands to the PM. The Left parties have compromised with their ideology even as their mentors and communist leaders Jyoti Basu and Harkishan Singh Surjeet had supported the idea o...

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  • American charged in bank hacking turned down Russian asylum: Lawyer
American charged in bank hacking turned down Russian asylum: Lawyer

The defendant, 32-year-old Joshua Aaron, made his first USA court appearance this week after living as a fugitive in Russian Federation for more than a year. Aaron and two Israelis are accused of orchestrating what U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan called "securities fraud on cyber steroids" from 2007 to mid-2015.

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  • Wind chill could hit 0 Sunday morning
Wind chill could hit 0 Sunday morning

A record low - that of 10 degrees, set in 1988 at the airport - could be tied or broken Friday , the weather service said. "Brisk north winds will develop by late Saturday afternoon into Saturday night, creating blowing and drifting snow".

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  • Aleppo civilians allegedly killed 'on the spot'
Aleppo civilians allegedly killed 'on the spot'

Syrian rebels have reached a ceasefire agreement with Russian Federation to evacuate civilians and opposition fighters remaining in eastern Aleppo amid reports that regime forces had massacred dozens of civilians in the besieged city, the Associated Press reported .

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  • Captive woman rescued after giving UPS driver secret 911 note
Captive woman rescued after giving UPS driver secret 911 note

He alerted the police, and a SWAT team was dispatched to the home, where they found the woman and her three-year-old child being held captive by her husband. The driver then contacted the police. According to KMOV Jordan beat her, put a gun to her head and threatened to kill her. Jordan is jailed on $100,000 bond on five felony counts, includ...

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  • 2 blasts hit near Istanbul soccer stadium; 20 police wounded
2 blasts hit near Istanbul soccer stadium; 20 police wounded

Marcelo (30) of Besiktas argues with Aziz Behich (23) of Bursaspor during the match between Besiktas and Bursaspor at Vodafone Arena in Istanbul, Turkey. Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan also described it as a terrorist attack . The explosions took place after the home team Besiktas beat visitor Bursaspor 2-1 in the Turkish Super League.

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