• Astros acquire Gerrit Cole from Pirates in five-player trade
Astros acquire Gerrit Cole from Pirates in five-player trade

The Pirates or Astros have yet to officially announce the trade, and there were reports of a trade for Cole that surfaced Wednesday, which turned out to be false. He spent the remainder of the season pitching in either the seventh or eighth inning and excelled in that role, recording a 1.44 ERA in 31 1/3 innings.

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  • Dahanu boat capsize: 32 rescued till now, search operation continues
Dahanu boat capsize: 32 rescued till now, search operation continues

The students were on a picnic when the private boat " Dahanu Queen" capsized at around 11.30am. The students who were in the boat are from KL Ponda high school in Dahanu which is in Maharashtra's Palghar District. "As many students had climbed on to the deck, the boat tilted to one side and capsized", the officer said. "My condolences to the b...

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  • Citizenship and Immigration Services return to accepting DACA requests
Citizenship and Immigration Services return to accepting DACA requests

Citizenship and Immigration Services officials announced on Saturday that they would resume accepting renewal applications for those benefiting from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. But that agreement was cast into doubt the same day when a firestorm erupted after reports surfaced that President Trump , during a meeting with...

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  • NAFTA's Failure Inevitable Over US 'Poison' Demands - Canadian Labor Union
NAFTA's Failure Inevitable Over US 'Poison' Demands - Canadian Labor Union

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is likely to "fall apart" in any case, as the United States has too many "poison" demands, but Canada might be better off without the deal than with it in its current form, the president of the country's largest private sector union Unifor, told Sputnik.

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  • Israeli troops injure 4 Palestinians during protest
Israeli troops injure 4 Palestinians during protest

A Palestinian was shot with a rubber bullet in Beita town, while three others suffocated due to Israelis' use of tear gas. At least 46 Palestinians have been injured in clashes with Israeli forces who again deployed tear gas and live ammunition at the weekly "Day of Rage" protests against the USA decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's cap...

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  • White House Denies That Adviser Was Escorted Off Set After CNN Interview
White House Denies That Adviser Was Escorted Off Set After CNN Interview

Miller, in turn, scolded Tapper for making "condescending" and "snide" remarks and bashed CNN for airing "24 hours of negative, anti-Trump, hysterical coverage". He also lauded Trump as a "political genius". Miller agreed with Trump's description of himself, adding that Trump is a "self-made billionaire who revolutionized reality TV and who has cha...

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  • Pimco could add US Treasuries if market weakens further: Ivascyn
Pimco could add US Treasuries if market weakens further: Ivascyn

Treasury prices fell, boosting yields. China's foreign-exchange reserves of $3.1 trillion are the world's largest, though it wasn't clear whether the recommendations have been adopted. Those factors combined to push 10-year Treasury yields to their highest levels since March, and also pressured the dollar and stock markets. It is possible that...

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  • Patriots focus on task at hand, trample the Titans
Patriots focus on task at hand, trample the Titans

They were getting burned by Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce in the first half of last week's game, which changed dramatically when Kelce was injured just before half-time. Mularkey had galvanized the Titans late in the season, but he and offensive coordinator Terry Robiskie also must be held responsible for the team's offensive struggles.

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  • No. 8 Texas Tech edges No 2. WVU
No. 8 Texas Tech edges No 2. WVU

Smith led all scorers (15) a year ago in the upset win over the seventh ranked Mountaineers. Texas Tech's Niem Stevenson (10) pushes away West Virginia's Daxter Miles (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan.

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  • U.S. expert: Rapid Iran-Iraq quakes not unusual
U.S. expert: Rapid Iran-Iraq quakes not unusual

A series of six moderate earthquakes shook Iran on Thursday, lightly injuring five people, the ISNA news agency reported, almost two months after a powerful tremor killed more than 600 people. In Iraq, nine people were killed and 550 were injured, according to the United Nations. In November, a 7.2 magnitude quake hit western Iran , killing mo...

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  • Trump asked why 'pretty Korean lady' analyst wasn't negotiating with North Korea
Trump asked why 'pretty Korean lady' analyst wasn't negotiating with North Korea

It's unclear if President Trump said "I probably have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un" or "I'd probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un". Washington and Pyongyang are in a standoff over North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes, which could be used to target the U.S. and its allies.

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"NO missile threat to Hawaii"; False alarm triggered by human error

One father said he chose to drive to his two youngest children because it was the largest grouping of his family, leaving his wife and oldest son alone. Joseph Kira was home with his kids when the alert came. Bennett quoted White House Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters as saying that Trump "has been briefed on the state of Hawaii's emergen...

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  • Chelsea Manning to run for US Senate
Chelsea Manning to run for US Senate

Speaking to Vogue in August, she refused to discount running for political office in the future . Now, she is throwing her hat in the ring against a member of the Democratic establishment, Senator Ben Cardin , who also hasn't commented on the putative challenge.

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  • Large scale protests erupt in Tunisia over austerity measures
Large scale protests erupt in Tunisia over austerity measures

At least 237 people have been arrested in consecutive nights of widespread violence that has rocked Tunisia . Anger has boiled over since the beginning of the year due to a hike in value added tax and social security contributions as part of austerity demanded by worldwide creditors.

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  • Federal Government to Implement Work Requirements for Medicaid Recipients
Federal Government to Implement Work Requirements for Medicaid Recipients

People working 120 hours a month are also exempt. Many of them have jobs that don't provide health insurance. Milliman, an Indianapolis-based actuarial firm hired by the state to evaluate its program, predicts just under 133,000 Hoosiers on the state's Medicaid expansion HIP 2.0 would be subject to the work requirement .

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  • Merkel struggles to clinch government accord
Merkel struggles to clinch government accord

Early on Thursday, Schulz and Merkel said that they were going to finish talks on building a coalition . In their joint blueprint, the parties agreed on key policy outlines - to join European Union partner France in a push to "strengthen and reform" the eurozone , to limit the influx of asylum seekers to Germany to around 200,000 a yea...

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  • China trade surplus drops, but not with US
China trade surplus drops, but not with US

Imports from North Korea slumped 81.6 percent year-on-year to $54.34 million, Chinese customs spokesman Huang Songping said in a briefing in Beijing on Friday. The investigation, based on the rarely-used Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, could be a precursor to retaliatory US policies such as hefty tariffs on Chinese imports.

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  • Trump rep, former porn star deny 'hush money' claims
Trump rep, former porn star deny 'hush money' claims

According to the report, Cohen, who's been Trump's top lawyer at the Trump organization for almost a decade, arranged to deliver the cash to Stephanie Clifford - known in the adult industry as Stormy Daniels - in October 2016, after her lawyer negotiated the nondisclosure agreement with Cohen.

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  • Trump cancels United Kingdom trip, blames embassy 'bad deal'
Trump cancels United Kingdom trip, blames embassy 'bad deal'

The $1 billion construction, overlooking the River Thames, was wholly funded by the sale of other properties in London . He said Trump's visit would "without doubt have been met with mass peaceful protests" and that it was a mistake for Prime Minister Theresa May to invite him for a state visit.

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  • Toyota, Mazda plan to build factory in Alabama
Toyota, Mazda plan to build factory in Alabama

She notes once up and running, some 4,000 jobs are expected to be created at the plant with an average annual salary of $50,000. With Toyota already having a number of manufacturing facilities stateside, this gives Mazda a solid foundation in a time when importing vehicles produced outside of the US could become more expensive due to proposed b...

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