• Forecasters watching area of disturbed weather in Caribbean
Forecasters watching area of disturbed weather in Caribbean

The trough of low pressure in the western Caribbean Sea was showing signs of some further organization Friday morning, leaving the National Hurricane Center to increase the odds of development. The window of opportunity for this cluster of storms to get its act together is narrow - it can't be too close to land like it is now, and it has to beat ...

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  • As Trump tax comes to floor, failure could spell stocks selloff
As Trump tax comes to floor, failure could spell stocks selloff

The almost $6 trillion GOP plan calls for steep tax cuts for corporations and promised reductions for middle-income taxpayers, a doubling of the standard deduction used by most Americans, shrinking the number of tax brackets from seven to three or four, and the repeal of inheritance taxes on multimillion-dollar estates.

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  • Parents charged with murder after infant found dead in baby swing
Parents charged with murder after infant found dead in baby swing

When sheriff's deputies and first responders arrived at an Alta Vista apartment on the afternoon of August 30, they found a scene of unspeakable horror, according to documents filed in Chickasaw County District Court. The criminal complaint says an autopsy by the State Medical Examiner's Office found the infant measured well below the fifth perce...

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  • Twitter Bars Ads From 2 Russian Media Orgs
Twitter Bars Ads From 2 Russian Media Orgs

United States authorities say both act as "a platform for Kremlin messaging". A Twitter statement said the decision was made " as part of our ongoing commitment to help protect the integrity of the user experience on Twitter ". The Associated Press reports that this move comes after Twitter reported third-quarter losses of $21 million or ...

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  • Federal Immigration Officials Arrest a Minor with Cerebral Palsy
Federal Immigration Officials Arrest a Minor with Cerebral Palsy

This was just a sampling of the outraged reactions after reports revealed a 10-year-old with cerebral palsy, who came to the United States when she was just three months old, is at risk for deportation after her immigration status was discovered at a border patrol checkpoint while an ambulance was transporting her to a Texas children's hospital f...

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  • Pakistan not responsible for United States failures: Asif
Pakistan not responsible for United States failures: Asif

Tillerson visited Afghanistan on Monday for two hours. It was for the first time that heads of all state institutions convened a collective meeting with a U.S. The US top diplomat however conceded that it was "hard to compete with someone who's offering something on financial terms that are worth a few points on the lending side, but we have to h...

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  • Sheriff Releases New Details in the Sherri Papini Abduction Case
Sheriff Releases New Details in the Sherri Papini Abduction Case

The samples have not been identified. She had been texting him and planned to meet him for business in the days before he disappearance. The fact that she reappeared, injured and emaciated but alive, 22 days later only made the story more juicy, and the media and the public went about trying to pick it apart and decide if it was some kind of ho...

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  • Norwegian Officials Say Russian Helicopter 'Gone Down' In Arctics
Norwegian Officials Say Russian Helicopter 'Gone Down' In Arctics

Norway sent two rescue vessels and a helicopter to the site of the crash. As per Anadolu Agency, Tore Hongset, the leader of the Norwegian rescue coordination operation, reported the incident to a Norwegian newspaper. "We know the helicopter failed to return". At 15:35 local time the rescue center received a message the helicopter had gone missin...

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  • 27 killed in firecracker factory fire near Jakarta, Indonesia
27 killed in firecracker factory fire near Jakarta, Indonesia

The fire has been brought under control. One local resident, Beni Benteng said he heard an explosion, followed by the cries of people inside. "I saw people including women were jumping from above, oh my God", he added. "Most of [those found dead] were piled up in the back, because it seemed they were trying to avoid the fire at the front". De...

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  • Damage caused by Iraqi Kurdish referendum unrecoverable: Turkish PM
Damage caused by Iraqi Kurdish referendum unrecoverable: Turkish PM

On Tuesday night, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) called for an immediate ceasefire to prevent further bloodshed. Iraqi Kurds' less-than-friendly neighbors, Turkey and Iran, have also rejected Barzani's attempts to retain power, including his offers to make peace with Baghdad.

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  • US Ambassador Scott Brown under investigation for comments in Samoa
US Ambassador Scott Brown under investigation for comments in Samoa

Scott Brown said in a video statement that he did not know his comments in Samoa, where he is also the U.S. ambassador, would be deemed offensive. Brown confirmed that he is the subject of a State Department inquiry after complaints were made after he told participants at a celebration in the Samoan capital of Apia that they were "beautiful" ...

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  • In Bid to Defuse Crisis, Kurdistan Offers to Freeze Referendum Results
In Bid to Defuse Crisis, Kurdistan Offers to Freeze Referendum Results

The ensuing retreat by Kurdish forces led to the decision among Kurdish politicians to postpone the elections. Baghdad had said , from the start, that it does not recognize the results of the referendum and had asked for the results to be "cancelled" before the start of any talks with Erbil.

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  • Angry soldier's widow says Trump didn't know husband's name
Angry soldier's widow says Trump didn't know husband's name

She said Trump forgetting Johnson's name during the call made her "very upset and hurt; it made me cry even worse". Johnson also said Trump initially couldn't remember her husband's name, only recalling it once her read it off a report.

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  • Las Vegas shooter's brother arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography
Las Vegas shooter's brother arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography

This is a developing story. Paddock is not considered a suspect in the Las Vegas shooting, which left 59 people dead, including the gunman Stephen Paddock . "Paddock had been squatting inside the business and after his eviction, the evidence was discovered". Paddock is believed to have removed the hard drive before fatally shooting himself...

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  • Spain beat Mali to enter final
Spain beat Mali to enter final

In a match that had no lack of entertainment, quality goals coupled with a "ghost" goal, the La Rojitas rode on strikes from captain Abel Ruiz (19th and the 43rd minute) and Ferran Torres (71st minute) while Lassana N'Diaye scored the only goal for Mali in the 74th minute.

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  • Wade begins bench role for Cavs against Bulls
Wade begins bench role for Cavs against Bulls

Lue obliged and Wade will now back up J.R. Smith at shooting guard while also playing some point guard with Cleveland's second unit. "Wanted to get in there with those guys". Wade and James went through their handshake routine just fine. "That's what professionals do", Lue said. "We talked about it before we got here, (that) it'd be a better fi...

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  • National Parks $70 Entry Fees, More Than Doubled by Zinke
National Parks $70 Entry Fees, More Than Doubled by Zinke

The park service said Tuesday it plans on hiking up the cost of 17 of its parks to $70 per vehicle- nearly tripling the current costs of about $25 starting in 2018. Entrance fees would still not be charged to visitors under 16 years of age or holders of Senior, Military, Access, Volunteer, or Every Kid in a Park (EKIP) passes.

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  • North Korean diplomat urges USA to take hydrogen bomb threat 'literally'
North Korean diplomat urges USA to take hydrogen bomb threat 'literally'

While North Korea has not tested a nuclear weapon or launched a ballistic missile in more than a month, the rogue regime is doubling down on its claims that it intends to detonate a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific. It is unclear whether North Korea actually intends to conduct such a test or how they might do it, but it is obvious that North Korea is...

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  • Support for Marijuana Legalization Hits All-Time High
Support for Marijuana Legalization Hits All-Time High

On Oct. 25, an annual survey conducted by Gallup found that 64 percent of national adults believed that marijuana should be made legal, marking the highest level of support for cannabis legalization yet recorded by the polling group. A year ago - in advance of nine states voting on legalization measures, eight of which passed - Americans favored le...

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  • Community Mourns Death Of Richardson 3-Year-Old
Community Mourns Death Of Richardson 3-Year-Old

Police charged him Monday with first-degree felony injury to a child . A mugshot taken Wednesday doesn't look much different than one taken about two weeks ago when he was originally arrested on a charge of child endangerment following his initial account of his daughter's disappearance.

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