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Wade Davis Agrees To Terms With Rockies

Wade Davis Agrees To Terms With Rockies Davis was the Cubs' closer in 2017, notching 32 saves with a 2.30 ERA and 79 strikeouts in 58 2/3 innings for the National League Central champs. Davis won a World Series ring with the Royals in 2015 and helped the Cubs to another World Series appearance a year ago. [Full Article...]

Anti-government protests break out in Iran over economic woes

A senior government official has accused the opponents of President Hassan Rouhani's administration of being involved in organizing a recent protest in the city of Mahshad. President Rouhani promised that the deal he signed with world powers in 2015, which saw Iran limit its nuclear activities in return for the lifting of global sanctions, would boost economic growth. [Full Article...]

At least 9 dead in church shooting near Cairo, Egypt

Egyptian authorities are calling the attack a foiled attempt - as they say the gunmen had explosives that could have made the attack even deadlier. Two gunmen opened fire on worshipers in a Coptic church in the Helwan City district south of Cairo on Friday. [Full Article...]

Kabul Blast Targeted Shiites In Afghanistan, Also Creates Safety Concerns For Journalists

Kabul Blast Targeted Shiites In Afghanistan, Also Creates Safety Concerns For Journalists He said that two blasts after the suicide bombing within the Tebyan center were caused by improvised explosive devices that inflicted relatively few casualties. In November, at least one security guard was killed as ISIL fighters stormed Shamshad TV , a private television station. Other explosions occurred outside the two-story building, which also houses the pro-Iranian Afghan Voice news agency. [Full Article...]

Husband wanted for questioning in Brooklyn wife's untimely death

Husband wanted for questioning in Brooklyn wife's untimely death The officers were called on a report that Wells was "scared" and her husband was "acting amusing", but may never have left their auto, according to the New York Post . "It was him, ' Tonie Wells" sister told the Daily News . "These cops completely sh*tcanned the job", a New York Post source said . "They didn't even go up to the house", a neighbor reportedly said. [Full Article...]

Lottery Players Have Two Chances to Win $300 Million This Week

Lottery Players Have Two Chances to Win $300 Million This Week The cost of a Powerball ticket is $2. The Mega Millions and Powerball lotteries have a combined jackpot of $690 million. Her win was the largest jackpot ever won on a single ticket in US history. In October, Mega Millions changed the numbers that players could choose from, bringing the odds of picking all six numbers to 1 in 302.6 million, from 1 in 258.9 million under the old format. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Tweet-tacks Vanity Fair For "Regret" Over Hillary Clinton Ding

Donald Trump Tweet-tacks Vanity Fair For While the video in question is part of a larger series (past episodesfocus on the would-be New Years' resolutions of Donald Trump , Sarah Huckabee Sanders , and Gary Cohn ), the Clinton video has riled the Twitter-verse in an altogether different way. [Full Article...]

Alabama makes Jones win official as Moore's last-ditch challenge fails

Alabama makes Jones win official as Moore's last-ditch challenge fails Judge Johnny Hardwick denied Republican Roy Moore's request for a restraining order to stop Alabama's canvassing board from certifying Mr Jones' victory. Moore's campaign was deeply wounded by accusations of sexual misconduct involving teenage girls decades ago. "This desperate attempt by Roy Moore to subvert the will of the people will not succeed", he told the Post . [Full Article...]

#EricaGarner: Erica Garner Suffered Brain Damage, Family Hopes For Recovery

#EricaGarner: Erica Garner Suffered Brain Damage, Family Hopes For Recovery As of Thursday morning, she remained on life support. The Rev. Al Sharpton prayed with the family at the hospital Thursday. The account refuted a "rest in peace" message from Brooklyn city Councilman Jumaane Williams who prematurely reported her death. [Full Article...]

Ukrainian forces and rebels exchange POWs as war grinds on

Ukrainian forces and rebels exchange POWs as war grinds on Under the 2015 Minsk Agreement to stop the conflict in eastern Ukraine , the Kiev administration and pro-Russia separatists must release captives, but to date hostage exchanges have been little seen. A prisoner waves during the exchange. The peace protocol called for a ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons from eastern Ukraine , as well as the release and exchange of all ... [Full Article...]

60 inches of snow in Erie and counting

60 inches of snow in Erie and counting A heavy storm has brought a record amount of snow to the USA city of Erie on Christmas Day, forcing officials to declare a state of emergency. Erie county executive Kathy Dahlkemper declared a disaster emergency to allow "needed resources to be obtained". [Full Article...]

Christie orders towns to accept 2018 property tax prepay

Christie orders towns to accept 2018 property tax prepay Since towns may not be used to accepting payments before January 1, checks may not be cashed until after that date, but anyone with a copy of the check may deduct the total amount from their 2017 income taxes. Several towns in New Jersey are accepting prepaid taxes. In California, counties are telling taxpayers they can pay only the bills due between February and April. [Full Article...]

Utah's biggest newspaper unloads on Orrin Hatch

Orrin Hatch suggested that he would be seeking re-election in 2018 because, in his words, "I still have the chairmanship of the Finance Committee and they'll never be another Utahn that's chairman of the committee, at least not for 40 or 50 years". [Full Article...]

Snow arrives in Kitsap County for Christmas

A Christmas storm has dumped a record amount of snow on Erie, Pennsylvania, and surrounding areas. Our next weather system moves in Christmas eve night. Arriving flights at O'Hare were delayed by an average of 80 minutes by late in the afternoon Sunday. Forecasters say the storm will sweep across the region late Sunday until midday on Christmas. [Full Article...]

British Woman Sentenced To Three Years In Egyptian Prison

British Woman Sentenced To Three Years In Egyptian Prison She claims she was carrying the tablets for her Egyptian partner Omar Caboo, who suffers from severe back pain. Plummer's family said she was "naive", and had not even tried to hide the medicine, thinking at first that it was a joke when she was arrested. [Full Article...]

Trump continues attack on Federal Bureau of Investigation, calls Clinton dossier 'garbage'

The Fox News report that Trump is quoting is itself bogus - parts of the dossier seem to be accurate, and the FBI investigation is uncovering more unnerving aspects of Trump's relationship with Russian Federation during his campaign. "I'm afraid we can't take that risk", he said, referencing an "insurance policy" against that. Chaffetz at that point reacted finally, including at one point th... [Full Article...]

City will pick up Christmas trees by the curb throughout January

City will pick up Christmas trees by the curb throughout January Another option is to recycle your tree. Once your Christmas celebration is finished, be sure to recycle your Christmas tree, now through January 7. Now that the presents are unwrapped and the cookies eaten, it's time to get rid of the Christmas tree. [Full Article...]

United States announces sanctions on two officials over North Korea's missile program

North Korea launched a new ICBM on November 29, claiming it can carry a nuclear warhead to anywhere on the US mainland. The US treasury named the two men as Kim Jong-sik and Ri Pyong-chol, and said both were "key leaders" of North Korea's ballistic missile programme. [Full Article...]

Christmas gift: India's first AC local train flagged off in Mumbai

Christmas gift: India's first AC local train flagged off in Mumbai Out of 12 services of AC Local train 8 will run fast and will only halt at major stations. The 12-coach AC Electrical Multiple Unit (EMU) manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, was brought to Mumbai in April 2016. The long-awaited AC train in Mumbai will finally start for passengers on the Christmas day. "The AC and the fan was on and I really don't mind riding in this train fr... [Full Article...]

Terror safe havens in Afghanistan, no such enclaves exist in Pakistan: Lodhi

Terror safe havens in Afghanistan, no such enclaves exist in Pakistan: Lodhi He expected to cement political trust through the trilateral foreign ministers' meeting, and jointly respond to development and security challenges. "China, Afghanistan and Pakistan, as three neighbors, will naturally try to strengthen cooperation amongst each other", Wang said on Monday. [Full Article...]


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