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LA County employees victim of phishing email that may have impacted 756000

After the May 13 attack, the country started an investigation and discovered that the hacker was Austin Kelvin Onaghinor of Nigeria, who was already arrested and charged with nine counts, including unauthorized computer access and identity theft.

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Suspect in fatal Poultney shooting expected in Rutland court

According to an affidavit, Bailey called police Sunday morning and confessed that he had accidentally shot his friend. Police said the body of Daniel Hein, 19, of Poultney, was found in the auto in a driveway at a home on Roberts Avenue in Poultney.

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Four More Officials Charged Over Flint, Michigan, Water Crisis

He was the Flint's emergency manager briefly, from January through April 2015. The investigation came after the level of lead in Flint's water spiked after the city, while being run by a state-appointed emergency manager, changed its water source to the Flint River in April 2014.

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This state wants to mandate porn-blocking software on all computers

The bill, fecklessly titled the Human Trafficking Prevention Act , would fine manufacturers or sellers of electronic devices that do not install the blocks, whether they are created in factories or are at the point of sale. Given the technological problems with trying to install any kind of realistic porn blocker on a computer (reinstalling Windows really isn't that hard!), a cynic would say that SC is just trying to impose a $20 tax on the sale of electronic devices.

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Archaic Electoral College is no longer relevant

The electoral college has 538 electors with a majority of 270 votes needed to elect the next USA president, according to the National Archives and Records Administration . But over the years, state laws have changed how the Electoral College would work from what our founding fathers envisioned. Louisiana's electors include: Garrett C.

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Michelle Obama Talks to Oprah, Confirms She Won't Run for Office

The mood of the interview was a mixed bag, with Mrs. Obama both reflecting on the hurt she felt during the election cycle and the strength she draws on her relationship with her husband. She met with future first lady Melania Trump following the election. Still, Obama said that she and her husband are doing what they can to help smooth a path for the next administration.

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Families of Orlando victims suing Google

The families of three victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando have filed a lawsuit against three tech giants. The lawsuit represents the families of Tevin Crosby, Javier Jorge-Reyes and Juan Ramon Guerrero. Central to the complaint is the interpretation of the Communications Decency Act (CDA), which states that: "No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider".

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$13.3M Settlement in Katrina Police Shootings

In an effort to cover up the murder, Madison himself was arrested and held for weeks, accused of attempted-murder. The event was meant as a gesture of peace more than 11 years after several police officers, responding to an "officer down" call, spilled out of a commandeered U-Haul truck and opened fire on the Danziger Bridge on September 2, 2005, killing two unarmed civilians and wounding four others.

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Turkish-Russian-Iranian talks on Syria to go ahead despite assassination

All the circumstances surrounding the assassination of Andrey Karlov, the Russian ambassador in Turkey, should be established as soon as possible, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said December 20, Sputnik reported. Shamkhani, who is also in charge of political, military and security coordination between Iran and Syria as well as Iran and Russian Federation, condemned the Western media outlets as well as Arabic, and Hebrew language media for their propaganda in reporting the Syrian ...

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Eyewitnesses describe horror moment lorry crashes into Breitscheidplatz Christmas market in Berlin

Police said early on Tuesday the truck was steered "intentionally" into the crowd at the Christmas market in Berlin. No details have been release about the man in custody but several German newspapers are reporting that the man arrived in German last February as a refugee, either from Pakistan or Afghanistan.

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All 11 electoral college votes for Trump, Pence

Elector Nick DiCeglie , chairman of the Pinellas County Republican Party, recently posted a photo on social media of his mailbox packed with letters asking him not to vote for Trump. All states except ME and Nebraska have a winner-take-all system for choosing electors. As the 11 electors, selected by the Indiana Republican Party, filled out their ballots on paper, the Singing Contractors - two men, bearded and dressed in plaid - sang "God Bless America".

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Judge to Release Warrant in Hillary Clinton E-Mail Probe

Government attorneys initially opposed the release of the search warrant and other documents, but later agreed to their release with redactions, according to the judge's order. . Schoenberg argued that the public had a First Amendment right to see them because the investigation into Clinton has been closed. The ruling came in a suit filed December 12 by attorney Randol Schoenberg seeking release of the warrant materials.

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Obama grants 231 individuals clemency setting the single-day record

Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 153 federal inmates on Monday, the most on a single day by any U.S. president in history. A commutation is when a prison sentence is shortened, and a pardon is when a person is completely forgiven for their crimes.

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Trump continues to employ private security team

Schiller, according to an unnamed transition team official, "is kind of a consigliere". Trump, who values loyalty over customs and tradition, will retain the security team run by Keith Schiller , a retired New York City cop and Navy veteran who started working for Trump back in 1999.

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Jean Shepard's husband stabbed, granddaughter killed at late country star's home

Cops discovered Benny Birchfield , the 79-year-old husband of the legendary country crooner, with puncture wounds to his body in the front yard, police said. The case is under investigation and police have not revealed a motive at this time. Hawkins" cousin Rachael also posted on her Facebook page, writing: "I love you icie.

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Seven cavers rescued from Binkley Cave System in Harrison County

The cavers were conducting a survey of the cave and failed to exit the cave early Sunday morning as expected, according to a Indiana Department of Natural Resource Law Enforcement Divsion 8. Hash says emergency workers were called when the cavers didn't emerge at 3 a.m. Sunday as planned. "This group was very well prepared", Hash said. Hash says the seven cavers were experienced and well prepared.

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Obama Commutes 153 Sentences, Pardons 78, In Clemency Push

Nationwide, Obama pardoned 78 people and shortened the sentence of 153 others. Jackson in 1999 was sentenced to five years and three months in prison, plus three years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and cocaine.

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Luke Kuechly won't play against Redskins

I would expect nothing less for him to do the same for me. They face the struggling Carolina Panthers on December 19, so tune into see what happens in this edition of 'Monday Night Football .' Click to watch. "Josh loves the challenge every week, so when we decide to do that, it's very nice to have the ability to do that". ESPN will televise the game. In a year that has been far from what the Panthers have hoped for and expected, the defending NFC champs still hold on to a slim ...

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NYC launches mobile parking payment system

Drivers have to register on the app with their phone number, email and license plates. Instead, you'll get a notification from the ParkNYC app, which will prompt you to refill the meter with your phone. After parking, enter the unique zone number for block and length of time. Several Brooklyn elected officials hailed th e app as the greates invention since sliced bread.

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Obama pardons 78, shortens the sentence for 153

Some will be released in 2017 and 2018, while others will have to wait several years before their release date. "Today's acts of clemency, and the mercy the President has shown his 1,324 clemency recipients, exemplify his belief that America is a nation of second chances", Neil Eggleston, Obama's White House Counsel, said in a statement Monday afternoon.

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Mourinho right man to bring glory back to United, says Pulis

Especially because Manchester United didn't actually pay anything for the forward, who left Paris Saint-Germain in the summer after four hugely successful seasons with the French giants, during which he became their all-time leading goalscorer with 156 goals in 180 competitive games.

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Icon of glitz and glam Zsa Zsa Gabor dies at 99

Adding: 'God knows I am old enough as it is, darling, without adding any years'. Gabor was born Sari Gabor in Budapest in 1917, though was immediately given the nickname Zsa Zsa . "And I couldn't help kissing her back because she was so overwhelmingly strong and so attractive", Gabor wrote . One of her splashiest tabloid appearance grew out of a 1989 traffic stop in which she slapped the face of a Beverly Hills policeman who stopped her Rolls-Royce on a traffic violation.

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Dak Prescott would need 'prolonged slump' for Tony Romo to start

He also ran in a touchdown from two yards out in the second quarter, extending the Dallas lead at the time to two touchdowns, 17-3. But questionable play-calling paired with penalties stalled the drive and forced the Cowboys to settle for a 52-yard field-goal attempt.

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Jaguars fire Head Coach Gus Bradley following Week 15 loss

His loyalty to Bortles ended up being his ultimate undoing. He threw 35 touchdowns last year and only 21 this year. He has more pick-sixes than career wins. They haven't won since October 16, a one-point victory against the Chicago Bears. Bradley compiled a 14-48 record with the Jaguars. They won. They didn't have an enemy.

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Border Patrol agent shoots man during arrest attempt near Douglas

The man was treated for. The agent was not injured and the FBI, CBP's Office of Professional Responsibility, the Cochise County Sheriff's Department are involved in the investigation. As a standard procedure, the agent will be placed on administrative leave. Agent Erin Jackson says the wounded man was hospitalized in stable condition and that the agent was not injured.

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Weather Authority: Frigid night, risky wind chill

With winds still breezy from the north at 15 to 25 miles per hour, wind chill values will range from 15 degrees to 5 below zero. The wind chill values will be between minus 4 and minus 9. Monday . Coldest wind chill readings 43 below to 53 below zero in the morning. Sat: High: 42 Low: 28 A few A.M. flurries, Becoming mostly partly cloudy.

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Girl who tweeted from Aleppo is safely evacuated

It says they will discuss ways to resolve the Syrian conflict and help implement U.N. Security Council's resolutions on Syria. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad also joined the chorus of people trying to mock her messages, portraying the account as "propaganda".

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Gas Prices: Motorists seeing slightly higher gas prices in New Jersey

The U.S. average diesel price is $2.48, up 4 cents from two weeks ago. Holiday travelers will pay more at the pump this year over last year. The overall national average gas price is climbing as well. $1.96/g in 2015, $2.45/g in 2014, $3.21/g in 2013, $3.20/g in 2012 and $3.21/g in 2011. Harker Heights residents could find the cheapest unleaded gas price at $1.86 per gallon at Sam's Club at 600 W.

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Large barn fire may have killed dozens of horses in Lexington

Lexington police tell WKYT-TV (http://bit.ly/2gZOVip) the fire broke out at 1:15 a.m. Sunday at the Mercury Equine Center in Lexington. "By the time we got to there, the front part of the barn was engulfed in flames, so we started getting horses that were closest to the fire out as quickly as we could", Reed said.

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IMF's Christine Lagarde Found Guilty Of Negligence Over 2008 Dispute

Lagarde was appointed to the International Monetary Fund as managing director in 2011 after her predecessor Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigned when he was accused of having sexually assaulted a maid in a hotel in New York City. Lagarde was facing up to a year in prison, as well as a $16,000 fine. Christine Legarde's predecessor, Dominique Strauss Khan resigned in 2011 over a sex assault scandal.

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9 hurt after Toyota plows into bus stop in San Francisco

Two of the injured were being treated for life-threatening injuries. Supervisor Aaron Peskin, who represents Chinatown, told the San Francisco Chronicle he saw bleeding victims. Numerous people were transported to the hospital including several people who were waiting at the bus stop, the driver of the gray Toyota, and the other driver who was sideswiped just before the Toyota crashed into the bus stop.

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Cold Monday, Above Freezing Tuesday and Wednesday

Wednesday , officially the first day of winter, is expected to see lots of sunshine, a high of 47 degrees and winds from the south at 10-15 miles per hour. Another winter weather disturbance is expected to enter the region at the start of the Christmas weekend with rain a distinct possibility for Friday and a high of 43.

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Electors prepare to cast votes for Trump

Though he lost the popular vote to his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton by almost 3 million votes in the November 8 election, Trump won enough states to claim 306 electoral votes to emerge as the victor. "But I signed a loyalty pledge, and that matters". "Kasich instead of Trump", said Polly Baca, a Democratic elector from Colorado, in a statement. The process of picking a president in this way originated will the good intention of preventing shenanigans that the founders feared might happen ...

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Uber driver fatally shoots would-be robber

According to WSVN , police say the driver was traveling down the William Lehman Causeway with a customer when he "was cut off by a auto with two occupants". "At approximately 5:50 a.m. today, there was a gentleman operating an Uber and picked up a fare here in Aventura at one of the local condos", Sgt.

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Raiders look to clinch playoff spot with win vs. fading Bolts

The Raiders led 37-6 before the Chargers scored 23 points in the fourth quarter. Here are some predictions for the Week 15 game. Rookie defensive end Joey Bosa sprained his neck in last Sunday's 28-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers but he will play after not being listed on the injury report Friday.


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