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New York boy buried in snow while playing with friend dies

The surviving boy, who was responsive and talking, told his rescuers he heard the backup alarm of a truck, then everything went dark, the newspaper reported. "They burled into the back side of that snow bank to make a fort, like all kids do". It is unclear whether the plow accidentally dumped the snow on the children or not.

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Lake effect snow advisory issued for Wednesday

Thursday winds will be expected to shift around to a more northwesterly direction which will have the bands shift more to the south. As of 11 a.m., radar images showed the snow starting to build up from the south. Temperatures will fall through the day Sunday , with single digits and teens by the afternoon. Note the larger yellow "L" (seen below) represents approximate location of the upper level low late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning and the smaller red "L" is ...

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NASA troubleshooting drill problem on Mars Curiosity rover

Some of the minerals found in the rocks on Mars hematite, clay and boron. They're particularly interested in clues about how ancient lakes and groundwater changed over time , potentially altering the conditions that could have once been capable of supporting microbial life.

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Trump Says 'Nobody Really Knows' If Climate Change Is Real

When a reporter inquired why he was so silent and not responding to questions at such an explosive moment with the president-elect, he politely responded with, "I just want to take a picture right now". "I'd be happy to slaughter them", he said. "Trump had planned to make the announcement December 15 but wants more time because he's been occupied with filling out his cabinet and top administration posts , according to the officials , who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal ...

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Morehead State men's basketball coach charged with battery

Not only did we ask him to coach our son, but to treat our son just as he would treat his own son. Woods was suspended with pay during the school's investigation. It does not mean anyone was injured, he said. He was previously suspended one game in 2012 for shoving a player. Harris led Morehead State with 22 points - 18 coming late in the game as he single-handedly erased an 11-point EWU lead in regulation.

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Executives will run business empire with his children

Two of my children, Don and Eric, plus executives, will manage them. Instead he said an announcement would come on the subject in January. Donald Trump stated in an interview that his administrators will handle his business empire along with his children and that his real estate business will have no effect in his rule or the affairs of the white house.

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Clinton Campaign Aide: My Typo Led to Podesta Email Hack

With another click, a decade of emails that Mr. Podesta maintained in his Gmail account - a total of about 60,000 - were unlocked for the Russian hackers. Having read the message, Podesta must have thought it was OK to click the link and reset his password - exactly the opposite of what Delavan intended.

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Philippines president Duterte admits to killing criminal suspects

Just to show to [the police] that if I can do it, why can't you. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte touched down in Cambodia on Tuesday evening to a raucous welcome from more than 1,000 members of the Filipino community, justifying his no-tolerance crackdown on drugs in a speech that was as jokey as it was serious.

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Kanye West, Donald Trump meet at Trump Tower, talk about 'life'

Asked why he wasn't speaking, Kanye said: "I just want to take a picture right now". He was booed at a concert in California in November after declaring his support for Mr Trump. Giuliani says Trump had several solid candidates on his short list, such as former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton. The hip-hop star - who was recently hospitalized for over a week following an alarming nervous breakdown - jetted to Manhattan on Monday in hopes of finding a psychiatrist to add to his medical team, ...

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IBM promises to hire Americans as tech executives set to meet Trump

Earlier this month, Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son, whose company owns Sprint, said he would create 50,000 jobs through a $50 billion investment in US startups. IBM, which has undertaken in recent years a restructuring of its activities, will invest $1 billion on employee training and development in the next four years, said the IBM president, chairman and CEO.

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Prosecutor will retry ex-cop in motorist's shooting death in SC

Bruck urged jurors to pay attention to the little things and use their common sense to determine what made Roof hate black people so much. The defense has said repeatedly in both federal court and state court - where Roof faces another death penalty trial next year - that Roof is willing to plead guilty if capital punishment is taken off the table.

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Cool temperatures through Thursday

Wednesday has partial clearing through the day as high temperatures reach the mid-40s with a light northwest wind. It may be accompanied by a few showers, but overall Thursday will see cloudy skies, temperatures more in line with what is typical for December, and breezy north winds.

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Stein calls Trump's recount objection 'shameful'

Stein took about 1 percent of the popular vote, far behind Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has framed the campaign as an effort to explore whether voting machines and systems had been hacked and the election result manipulated.

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Texans take key AFC South matchup with 22-17 win over Colts

By hanging on for a 22-17 win over the Colts , Houston has given itself the edge for the AFC South title and the playoff berth that goes along with it. Indy's only other score came on a 35-yard TD pass to T.Y. Hilton early in the fourth. Miller's 2-yard touchdown run with 2:26 remaining in the first half, capping a 12-play, 80-yard drive highlighted by Akeem Hunt's 19-yard run to the Indianapolis 13, gave Houston a 10-3 lead.

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Lawmakers Convene To Discuss Disaster Relief Measures

Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, said he expected the package would pass his chamber Wednesday. House members filed three other bills Tuesday afternoon, all referred to committees. He'll unveil a budget proposal early next year. Other lawmakers said they expect to take up another bill in the spring. The bill also will help communities charred by this fall's wildfires in the western part of the state.

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KPLC's Community Christmas, Salvation Army Angel Tree will help 400 families

The marathon ring has become something of a local legend, and others have joined the effort throughout St. Croix County to help the men reach their goal, something they achieved every year but last. The employees were at 14 different kettle locations from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Tuesday. "It's giving back to the community", said Claudon Lilya, Volunteer.

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Electors Call for Intelligence Briefing on Russian Hacking Allegations

Trump. The FBI said in October that it believed Russian Federation was behind the Democratic Party hacks, but on Friday the Central Intelligence Agency went further by concluding Russia's motive was to help Mr Trump. The report will "impart lessons learned", she said. "This is consistent with the work that we did over the summer to engage Congress on the threats that we were seeing".

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California professor in hiding after anti-Trump rant

The context of Cox's comments is not clear from the video itself. They also said she has never had a complaint against her during that time. A smaller group, mostly from Orange Coast College Republicans, which made the video public, also were on hand, with a computer set up that continuously replayed Cox's recording in which she referred to white supremacy and called the vice-president elect "one of the most anti-gay humans in this country".

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Trump selects Tillerson for State, dismissing Russia ties

Mr Trump revealed his plans on Monday night on Twitter . Kellyanne Conway , a top Trump adviser, said Friday on Fox News that those who Trump considered also included Alan Mulally, the former CEO of Ford Motor Co., former CIA Director David Petraeus , Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, former U.S.

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Trump On Russian Hacking Report: "Just Another Excuse"

I think the Democrats are putting it out because they suffered one of the greatest defeats in the history of politics in this country", Trump told Fox News' Chris Wallace. "First of all, these are very good people that are giving me the briefings". He says notions of meddling in the campaign "was not a secret" before Election Day, Nov.

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In confession, Roof said he planned to take his own life

On Wednesday, Roof's mother suffered a heart attack after prosecutors laid out for the court how her son plotted the murders of the black Bible study participants on June 17, 2015 in the fellowship hall of the Emanuel AME Church. Roof is a suspect in the shooting of several people Wednesday night at the historic The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.

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Kanye West says met Trump to discuss multicultural issues

West has kept a low profile since late last month, after he showed up late to a scheduled performance in Sacramento, California. Trump added, " we've been friends for a long time ". Kanye West enters Trump Tower in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. As he left, the President-elect told West to "take care" of himself. The 39-year-old recently spent over a week in Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles for stress and exhaustion.

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Donald Trump nominates ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

Mitt Romney jockeyed with former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani for the job of America's top diplomat, Tillerson's name emerged and Trump made the pick official on Tuesday". But the ultimate oil man, and - it turns out - a man honored by Russian leader Vladimir Putin. The company has billions of dollars in oil contracts that can go forward only if the United States lifts sanctions against Russian Federation, and Tillerson's stake in Russia's energy industry could create a very blurry ...

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Ohio lawmakers consider abortion ban, concealed weapons bill

The latest news about the incoming administration on our Tracking the Transition page. A bill banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected - usually six weeks after conception - passed the OH legislature on Tuesday night and awaits signature or veto by Gov.

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IN schools' accountability grades released

In all, 23.6 percent of schools earned an A, 38.9 percent received a B, 22.7 percent got a C grade, 8.8 percent received a D and 6.1 percent got an F, Department of Education data show. The area's lone F grade went to Richmond Academy, which wasn't graded by the state a year ago. The percentage of students with passing scores on the 2016 ISTEP dipped statewide, which can hurt the A-F ratings of their schools and affect teacher evaluations.

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Kanye West returns to Twitter to talk about Trump meeting

After the meeting West used Twitter to disclose that he had wanted to discuss "multicultural issues", which he said were "bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums, and violence in Chicago". Lewis and Brown came to discuss Brown's Amer-I-Can program, which promotes entrepreneurism. The full governmental involvement of President Barack Obama's signature program, "My Brother's Keeper", which is created to improve the lives of boys and young men of color, will likely come to an ...

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Republican leaders join call for probe of Russian hacking of US election

McConnell also pushed back against claims that Senate Republicans would be "reluctant to review Russian tactics or ignore them". McConnell, meanwhile, said he supports a Congressional probe into the allegations of Russian involvement. During an interview with Fox News Sunday , Trump told host Chris Wallace it's not possible to find the source of a hack if you don't catch the person in the act.

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Wisconsin completes recount, reaffirming Trump's victory

In Pennsylvania, state officials certified the results of the election in the hours after the decision by U.S. District Judge Paul Diamond . Pennsylvania also certified the state's results - Trump defeated Clinton by more than 44,000 votes.

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Prosecutors Could Soon Wrap Case Against in Church Shooting

Joseph Hamski testified Global Positioning System data show Roof stayed off interstates and main highways when he left Charleston the night of June 17, 2015. She picked up a blue camera on Roof's desk and scrolled through 20 to 30 photos. A judge has explained in writing why he denied a request for a mistrial from a man accused of slaying nine people during a Bible study at a SC church.

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Russia's Impact On 2016 Election A 'Scripted Intelligence Operation — Terrorism Intelligence Expert

The US government publicly announced in October that it was "confident" Russian Federation orchestrated the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and other political organizations of the Democratic Party. Trump's reaction to the news of Russian meddling into the election was straight denial. Trump, who is rarely seen using a computer and has said he never personally uses email, has proposed a buildup of USA military offensive and defensive cyber capabilities that he said will ...

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YEEZUS FKN CHRIST: Kanye West Had A Private Meeting W/ Donald Trump

Trump later told the press he's been friends with West for a long time, and that he thinks he is a "good man ". When asked what they talked about, he replied " Life , we discussed life". Days before his hospitalisation, he abruptly cancelled his U.S. concert tour. But if I were to vote, I would have voted for Trump . But after a meeting with the president-elect in NY on Tuesday, West is now all about 2024.

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OH lawmakers end legislative session, send bills to Kasich

It bans abortion at 20 weeks of gestation. He has also said there are exceptions for abortion when a woman is raped, incest or if the life of the mother is jeopardized. However, late on Thursday the House of Representatives removed provisions from the bill that would have allowed gun owners to carry concealed weapons into government buildings such as libraries and city halls.

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Former Rep. Chaka Fattah sentenced to 10 years

A Philadelphia Democrat who spent two decades in Congress could spend that long in prison if federal prosecutors get their way. On June 21, 2016, Fattah was convicted of participating in racketeering, bribery, wire fraud, honest services fraud and money laundering conspiracies, and for bribery, mail fraud and money laundering.

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Manslaughter verdict in death of ex-NFL player

A statement on behalf of Smith's widow, Racquel, expressed that the family is pleased that justice has been served for the death of a beloved and admired man. - April 28: Grand jury indicts Hayes on one charge of second-degree murder, which carries a mandatory life sentence, and one charge of attempted second-degree murder.

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Congressional Leaders Hype Plans to Probe Russia 'Election Interference'

That's according to two people close to Trump's transition team. The election ended a long time ago in one of the biggest Electoral College victories in history. "The next secretary of state must be someone who views the world with moral clarity, is free of potential conflicts of interest, has a clear sense of America's interests, and will be a forceful advocate for America's foreign policy goals to the president, within the administration, and on the world stage", Rubio said in the statement.


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