• Heavy snowfall Thursday will bring white to Christmas
Heavy snowfall Thursday will bring white to Christmas

Germany, Switzerland and Denmark all had between an 18 and 20 percent chance of snowfall in their capital cities, while Washington, D.C. topped out at a mere 3.63 percent chance. One Friday night into early Saturday morning and the other is Christmas Eve afternoon into Christmas morning. There has not been more than 0.3 inches of snow on Christma...

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  • US Sanctions 52 Foreigners, Entities Under Global Magnitsky Act - Treasury
US Sanctions 52 Foreigners, Entities Under Global Magnitsky Act - Treasury

The Magnitsky Act is a human rights law that was passed by the US Congress and has been a major source of tension between Washington and Moscow, even before Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014 sent bilateral relations spiraling. The new sanctions also target Mukhtar Hamid Shah, a Pakistani surgeon specializing in kidney transplants who Pakistani...

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  • Grandparents arrested for 60 pounds of marijuana meant for Christmas gifts
Grandparents arrested for 60 pounds of marijuana meant for Christmas gifts

However, police say 80-year-old Patrick Jiron and his 83-year-old wife Barbara Jiron won't be filling stockings with holiday cheer this year. The couple explained during the stop they were traveling from their hometown of Clearlake Oaks, California, and were planning to end up in Vermont.

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  • Truth on 2G is out: Rahul Gandhi attacks Centre
Truth on 2G is out: Rahul Gandhi attacks Centre

During his three-day visit to the state, Gandhi will hold meetings with all the newly-elected MLAs and leaders and party workers all across the state to review the election results. Gandhi became the party President on December 16, two days after the Gujarat elections got over. "It was a BJP propaganda on a lie to tarnish Congress image".

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  • North Korea vows to strike back over USA global cyberattack claims
North Korea vows to strike back over USA global cyberattack claims

North Korea is amassing an ever-growing pile of bitcoin, likely to fund future cyberattacks, a cybersecurity CEO said . United States homeland security adviser Tom Bossert wrote a Wall Street Journal op-ed published on 18 December that claimed North Korea was directly responsible for the cyberattack.

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  • Cuba President Raul Castro to step down in 2018
Cuba President Raul Castro to step down in 2018

The vote by lawmakers pushed back the date of general elections, which were initially to be held at the end of February. Castro smiles during a recent meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Havana. With the current council of state - the powerful group Castro heads - also staying until mid-April, it ensures that the 86-year-old leader...

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  • Tied Va. House race to be decided next week
Tied Va. House race to be decided next week

Because Republicans now control 50 seats in the body to Democrats' 49 seats, the random decision could hand Republicans a majority, or leave power evenly split between the parties. In fact, today a three-judge panel declined to certify Simonds win and instead ruled that a previously discarded ballot should be counted for Yancey .

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  • Saudi Escalates War on Yemeni Civilians after Riyadh Missile Strike
Saudi Escalates War on Yemeni Civilians after Riyadh Missile Strike

In early November, Houthi insurgents launched a missile targeting an airport in Riyadh and that was also shot down by interceptors. The U.S. reiterated on Tuesday its call to facilitate the flow of humanitarian aid into Yemen after the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels there said the group had fired a ballistic missile toward Riyadh.

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  • Oldest Fossils Ever Found Dated to 3.5 Billion Years Ago
Oldest Fossils Ever Found Dated to 3.5 Billion Years Ago

This method enabled the team to analyze the composition of the microfossils by bombarding them with ions, and then evaluating the ions that were ejected from the material. In the end, the photosynthetic organisms won, guiding life towards a new paradigm. At that time, methane was a big part of the atmosphere of the Earth so another type of microo...

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  • Atletico anger pushes Griezmann closer to Man Utd transfer
Atletico anger pushes Griezmann closer to Man Utd transfer

Griezmann's current contract with Atletico runs up until June 2022 but the La Liga side will no doubt be bracing themselves for offers for the man who has seven goals in 19 games so far this season. Atletico's aggressive response to Barcelona's behaviour indicates that they have no intention of selling their star striker, despite the fact that...

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  • Ocean's 8 - the female sequel
Ocean's 8 - the female sequel

In the movie, Sandra Bullock plays the Ocean in question - Debbie Ocean , Danny Ocean's ( George Clooney ) estranged sister. The plaque reads "Danny Ocean , 1961 - 2018". Due out in the Summer, this is easily one sequel/prequel/spin-off we can get behind. The film is directed and co-written by Gary Ross, known for Pleasantville and T...

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  • St Louis Weather Conditions & Forecast, December 21, 2017
St Louis Weather Conditions & Forecast, December 21, 2017

A cold front will come through Saturday night into Sunday morning, and there will be a wave moving along the fronts Sunday night into early Monday . The precipitation will continue Saturday , but warmer temperatures will cause it to fall as rain. The evening will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.

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  • President Trump commutes sentence of Iowa meatpacking executive
President Trump commutes sentence of Iowa meatpacking executive

Prosecutors accused him of using the fake documents to defraud a St. Louis-based bank of $27 million. Trump commuted the sentence for Sholom Rubashkin , 57, after being encouraged to do so by bipartisan leaders across the political spectrum, according to a White House news release.

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  • North Korea Threatens to Arm Its Missiles With Biological Weapons
North Korea Threatens to Arm Its Missiles With Biological Weapons

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , the deadly infection-causing bacteria would be one of the biological agents most likely to be used in case of a bioterrorist attack. On Monday, President Trump unveiled a new United States national security strategy which includes strengthening the country's cyber defence capabilities, ...

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  • Lingard relishing new Man Utd role as he sets goal target
Lingard relishing new Man Utd role as he sets goal target

United now sit 11 points adrift of City in the standings , with their neighbours having registered a record-breaking 16 victories in a row. It sounds like everyone can expect a lot more joyless goals at United this season. "And then Chris Brunt came on and suddenly we looked threatening from the moment he entered the pitch". This season will b...

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  • Self-healing glass could make cracked phone screens just a memory
Self-healing glass could make cracked phone screens just a memory

A new kind of highly durable glass-like polymer that can heal on its own has been discovered by Professor Takuzo Aida's team of researchers from the University of Tokyo . In an interview with NHK , Yanagisawa said that he repeated his experiments multiple times to confirm his findings. Unlike other self-healing materials , which require heat...

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  • The US Pentagon's secret investigation into UFOs
The US Pentagon's secret investigation into UFOs

However, the program's backers say that, while the Pentagon ended funding for the effort at that time , the program continues to operate. The Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program - as it was known - had a budget of $22million (£16.5million) allocated to it annually by the Defense Department and was run on the fifth floor of the Penta...

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  • North Korea identified as perpetrator of 'wannacry' ransomware attack
North Korea identified as perpetrator of 'wannacry' ransomware attack

The public shaming of North Korea, which has not been confirmed by the White House, is created to hold the regime accountable for its actions and "erode and undercut their ability to launch attacks", the official told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

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  • Wreaths Across America service honors veterans
Wreaths Across America service honors veterans

This year's weather was much better than last year's event hampered by icy weather. On Saturday some 40 volunteers including the American Legion, the VFW and with Helena's Boys Scouts Troop 207 helped place the wreaths. Volunteers distributed 509 wreaths throughout the Hot Springs cemetery after a formal opening ceremony led by South Dakota Repre...

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  • Final tax reform bill passes House, now moves to Senate
Final tax reform bill passes House, now moves to Senate

Only on Friday did Republican leaders cement the needed support for the legislation, securing endorsements from wavering GOP senators Marco Rubio of Florida and Bob Corker of Tennessee. It would restructure a complicated system of deductions, shrinking some and expanding others. The bill also doubles the standard deduction for families, doubles...

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