• Firefighters tackle apartment block blaze in Manchester
Firefighters tackle apartment block blaze in Manchester

A fire has broken out on the ninth floor of a 12 storey apartment block in Manchester's Northern Quarter. The fire service tweeted: "We still have 12 fire appliances tackling the blaze in the Northern Quarter over a number of floors". "One casualty has been taken to hospital [suffering from] smoke inhalation". A number of sweeps of the building...

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  • LAPD makes arrest in Wichita
LAPD makes arrest in Wichita "swatting" tragedy

Livingston went onto say this. Finch was shot dead by a SWAT officer. On the call, Livingston says police prepared for a hostage situation and an officer shot the 28-year-old when he came to the door. "This call was little peculiar for us". Apparently it "went to a substation first, then it was relayed to dispatch, then dispatch gave it to us", h...

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  • As time stood still, Viswanathan Anand rolls back years
As time stood still, Viswanathan Anand rolls back years

Vishwanathan Anand showed that there is still plenty of fire in his belly by winning the title at the World Rapid Chess Championships at Riyadh , late Thursday night. Then a little later, (Vladimir) Fedoseev won, so my tiebreak was against him. World Classical champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway proved his mettle as he carved out win after win o...

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  • Serena Williams reflects on the year she became a mom
Serena Williams reflects on the year she became a mom

The 12-time Grand Slam victor has not played since abandoning his Wimbledon quarter-final against Tomas Berdych in July. The 30-year-old is scheduled to participate in the Brisbane International which starts December 31 as he gears up for the Australian Open , but a season blighted by injury has changed the double Wimbledon champion's outl...

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  • Police want tips in 'horrific' quadruple homicide
Police want tips in 'horrific' quadruple homicide

Police are investigating their deaths as a homicide. Myers also had a 15-year-old, Isaiah Smith, who was out of town on a retreat when the slayings unfolded in his Troy home. "We do not believe this was a random act". "Until they catch whoever did this, there are certainly reasons to be fearful", Pastor Jackie Robinson Sr., of Oak Grove Bapt...

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  • Mike Pence's neighbors put up a clever banner to protest his homophobia
Mike Pence's neighbors put up a clever banner to protest his homophobia

The daughters said that they were nervous at first when they went to a stone pillar at the end of their driveway to put up the sign because of the Pitkin County deputies and Secret Service agents in front of the house the Pences are staying in.

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  • Daughter of Eric Garner dead at 27 following heart attack
Daughter of Eric Garner dead at 27 following heart attack

News reports conflicted between the family of whether Garner was brain dead beyond fix or suffered brain damage with hopes of recovery. After suffering a heart attack last weekend, Garner had been hospitalized and placed in a medically induced coma.

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  • Sensex gains 208 points to end at new closing peak of 34056
Sensex gains 208 points to end at new closing peak of 34056

BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty open higher on Friday. It had gained 508.92 points, or 1.94%, last year. Sensex rose by 7,430.37 points in 2017, which is 27.91 points. The shares of M&M, PowerGrid, Sun Pharma rose, whereas the shares of Hero MotoCorp and Adani Ports fell. BSE Power index gained 1.63%, while Reliance Power and GMR Infra gaining ov...

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  • Ridesharing tips for New Year's Eve
Ridesharing tips for New Year's Eve

Portland police want to remind drivers it has a zero-tolerance policy for drinking and driving. The ride share giant has warned the increased cost will also apply to its lesser known taxi partnership. "At any moment if you decide at any moment I changed my mind I'm not going to drive, it's easy to use, it's quick, you don't have to wait", explain...

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  • U.S. keeps persuading Turkey not to buy Russian missile systems - Pentagon
U.S. keeps persuading Turkey not to buy Russian missile systems - Pentagon

The purchase follows a number of recent moves by the Turkish capital to boost its defense capabilities, with threats from Kurdish and Islamist militants at home and on-going conflicts nearby in Syria and Iraq. He said the Russian and Turkish finance ministries had already completed talks on financing the deal and that the final documents just neede...

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  • Wintry precipitation Friday night, unsafe weekend wind chills
Wintry precipitation Friday night, unsafe weekend wind chills

The wind chill will range anywhere from -10 to -15 degrees. We'll be in single digits, close to 0, to ring in the new year, with lows back below across the state Monday morning. The National Weather Service says these cold temperatures can cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes of exposed skin. Saturday , the Chicago Department of Streets and ...

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  • Congress MLA slaps constable, slapped back
Congress MLA slaps constable, slapped back

The incident took ugly turn when police trying to manage the crowd and stopped Ms Kumari from entering in the premises without an entry pass. The incident occurred when Congress MLA Asha Kumari was trying to force her way into Congress meeting in Shimla .

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  • Christmas tree recycling points open across Brighton and Hove
Christmas tree recycling points open across Brighton and Hove

Residents wishing to dispose of organic Christmas trees can do so by simply placing the tree curbside with all decorations, ornaments and any attached tree stands removed. If you are Basin Disposal customer, you also can put the tree next to your regular weekly garbage and it will be picked up for free. Last year, San Francisco recycled 498 t...

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  • US, Russian foreign ministers agree on diplomatic solution to NK issue
US, Russian foreign ministers agree on diplomatic solution to NK issue

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says he is "united in opinion" with his US counterpart Rex Tillerson on the issue of North Korea but that they differ on how to resolve the crisis over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called for Washington and Pyongyang to start negotiations, saying Russian Federation ...

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  • Meghan Markle attends Christmas service with royal family in UK
Meghan Markle attends Christmas service with royal family in UK

Previous year was the first time since she began spending Christmas at Sandringham in 1988 that the Queen had missed a Christmas Day service. Some British officials fear a backlash from President Donald Trump amid rumors that Prince Harry may invite Barack Obama to his and fiancée Meghan Markle's wedding on May 19.

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  • Family of beaten teen wants answers from Troy Police
Family of beaten teen wants answers from Troy Police

Troy police said excessive force was used after the boy, Ulysses Wilkerson , resisted arrest, according to local TV station WSFA . Barr continued, "Due to the subject's actions and failure to comply with officers' commands, officers had to use physical force to affect the arrest".

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  • Quadruple homicide victims identified in NY
Quadruple homicide victims identified in NY

The heinous nature of the murders has even shocked police in Troy, which is located upstate. "We don't think there's some madman out there running loose that's going to kill someone else", DeWolf said. The Troy City School District, where the two children attended classes, will be offering grief counseling to students, Superintendent John Carmell...

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  • Scientists Slam Trump Tweet on 'Good Old Global Warming'
Scientists Slam Trump Tweet on 'Good Old Global Warming'

President Donald Trump , who famously asserted that climate change was "created" by the Chinese to hurt U.S manufacturing, tweeted Thursday that the bitter cold East Coast "could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming ". In fact, 2017 is on track to be the second-or third-hottest year ever recorded globally, according to researcher...

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  • Trump fires entire White House HIV/AIDS council
Trump fires entire White House HIV/AIDS council

Additionally, the ONE Campaign released a report earlier this year on the potential impact of the White House's proposed $800 million cut to HIV/AIDS efforts. Experts and now-former members of the council expect new representatives appointed by Trump/Pence to focus on failed abstinence-only programs while ignoring the communities most affected by...

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  • Trump tells NYT he thinks Mueller will 'be fair'
Trump tells NYT he thinks Mueller will 'be fair'

They have the best work ethic. The President was also asked if former President Barack Obama's attorney general, Eric Holder, was more loyal than his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions. After Flynn agreed to cooperate with the investigation, many legal experts speculated that he could have crucial intel on a top Trump official-or even Trump hi...

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