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World News Pedestrian Struck & Killed By Amtrak Train In Haines City
Author: 0 Pedestrian Struck & Killed By Amtrak Train In Haines City

She walked west through some woods and tried to cross over the railroad tracks south of the intersection of USA 17/92 and Bates Road, deputies said. White was pronounced dead at the scene. Polk County Schools Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd said Yazmin loved school and she was dedicated to her studies. But Wednesday evening was the last time Yazmin was seen alive.

World News New York City public schools closed Thursday
Author: 0 New York City public schools closed Thursday

Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city will spend $50 million to install 1,500 permanent protective metal barriers near heavily-populated streets and sidewalks to protect pedestrians from car-ramming terror attacks and auto crashes. "These are some of the busiest streets in the world-people have to be able to get around, but they have to be safe at the same time", said NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announcing the expenditure at a news conference in Times Square.

World News Fauquier schools closed Friday due to frigid weather
Author: 0 Fauquier schools closed Friday due to frigid weather

Durham Public Schools closed Friday with a teacher workday. Orange County Public Schools will open 2 hours late. The district also made sure to warm school buildings snf leave pipes dripping to keep them from bursting, and they shut off irrigation systems for fear sidewalks could get icy.

Author: 0 Trump Administration Moves To Expand Offshore Drilling

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke proposed five-year leases for exploration of off-shore oil reserves, including sites stretching from Alaska to the Gulf of Mexico , many of which have been closed to drilling since the mid- 1980s. More than 140 municipalities have publicly opposed offshore drilling activities in the Atlantic, according to the environmental group Oceana. The energy industry welcomed the proposal, framing it as an opportunity to secure long-term US energy independence.

World News Roy Moore cites polygraph to insist he's no pedophile
Author: 0 Roy Moore cites polygraph to insist he's no pedophile

One of the women who accused Roy Moore of engaging in sexual misconduct decades ago is suing the defeated Alabama Senate candidate and his campaign for defamation. Regarding the Moore campaign committee, the lawsuit identified five people "have repeated Mr. Moore's false denials of sexually abusing Ms. Corfman when she was 14 years old and Mr.

World News Not unlike Trump, Wolff loves a brawl and the spotlight
Author: 0 Not unlike Trump, Wolff loves a brawl and the spotlight

McMaster he was a 'dope.' The list went on", Wolff wrote. Wolff and the book's publishers were not cowed by legal threats however, with the announcement it would be released ahead of schedule. In fact, Bannon was just "minutes away" from releasing the statement that would have, in part, said some of his comments were taken out of context. "I don't talk to him".

World News USA whistleblower Edward Snowden condemns Aadhaar Card, calls it an abusive result
Author: 0 USA whistleblower Edward Snowden condemns Aadhaar Card, calls it an abusive result

UIDAI , the Aadhaar governing body further stated that the Aadhaar information can only be accessed by designated personnel and state government officials, and the search facility is available for the goal of grievance redressal. "But that does not mean that the proper use of the Aadhaar number poses a security or financial threat", UIDAI claimed. In addition to this, the sellers are also providing software to allow you to print the Aadhaar card that you have accessed for an extra Rs300.

World News Wind Chill Advisory in effect through Friday morning
Author: 0 Wind Chill Advisory in effect through Friday morning

Wind chills in counties immediately adjacent to Lake Michigan will still be very cold - just below Advisory criteria in the -10 to -20-degree range during that same time frame. Wind chills could be as cold as 20 below zero then. SATURDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy skies continue, with a low of 9 degrees. Lows are expected to fall to around -8°.

World News 18 killed, 239 injured in South Africa passenger train crash
Author: 0 18 killed, 239 injured in South Africa passenger train crash

South Africa transport minister said more than 260 passengers were injured in the collision between a truck and a passenger train. Train passengers are transferred to a bus at the scene of a train accident near Kroonstad, South Africa. The truck driver survived the collision with no injuries, Swartz addedd. The driver of the truck was not injured but was taken to a hospital, where he was to receive a "blood test to verify if he was sober or not, or what was the problem", Maswanganyi told ...

Author: 0 Iguanas in Florida becoming frozen, falling from trees during cold snap

They may just thaw out. Now, we know the temperature has really dropped in Florida - the iguanas are dropping, too. It is one of three invasive iguana species that have been introduced to the state. While you may see cold-stunned iguanas on the sidewalk or in your backyard, wildlife officials warn they may even fall out of the trees . Sea turtles also can appear to suffer a mortal hit of cold weather, but remain very much alive.

World News Russia: US call for UN emergency session on Iran is 'destructive'
Author: 0 Russia: US call for UN emergency session on Iran is 'destructive'

Charter, and urged countries to condemn Washington's statements. Gripes range from Iran's economic situation and price hikes, to frustration with Iran's government. Roughly 450 individuals have been detained during a week of what are anti-government protests in major cities such as Tehran, Mashhad and Esfahan. More than nine people, including a member of the Revolutionary Guards and a policeman, were killed overnight Monday.

World News Iran, Turkey determined to boost bilateral, regional ties
Author: 0 Iran, Turkey determined to boost bilateral, regional ties

Rouhani thanked President Erdoğan in return, expressing hope that the protests will end in a couple of days. Deputy Prime Minister and Government Spokesman Bekir Bozdag said in a tweet: "Turkey is against any move to come to power through unconstitutional and unlawful ways or by using force or external interventions".

World News European Union opposes Israel's 'terrorist' death penalty bill
Author: 0 European Union opposes Israel's 'terrorist' death penalty bill

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voted for the motion but said that such legislation required deeper discussion and that the matter would now be considered at ministerial level before further debate in the Knesset . The Recommendations Bill regarding police recommendations for prosecution of public figures was pushed by Likud, the Convenience Store bill calling for Sabbath store closings was demanded by Shas and United Torah Judaism, and the Jerusalem Bill requiring an 80-member majority ...

World News One tourist killed in Luxor hot air balloon crash
Author: 0 One tourist killed in Luxor hot air balloon crash

It is understood tourists of various nationalities were on board. Hot air balloon rides were temporarily suspended in Egypt in 2016 after a crash landing led to the injuries of 22 Chinese tourists. The incident comes after 19 foreign tourists were killed when their balloon caught fire in the same city in 2013. In 2009, 13 tourists were injured when their hot air balloon struck a communications mast in Luxor and crashed.

World News Snowstorm cancels flights in United States northeast
Author: 0 Snowstorm cancels flights in United States northeast

Blizzards closed John F. Kennedy International Airport in NY and other airports. "All three airports are at their highest level of staffing and at their highest level of snow alert ", Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Executive Director Rick Cotton said.

World News Paul Manafort Suing Justice Department After Indictment in Russia Investigation
Author: 0 Paul Manafort Suing Justice Department After Indictment in Russia Investigation

Manafort was indicted in October on charges related to his lobbying work on behalf of a Russia-friendly Ukrainian political party. The Rosenstein order gives Mueller "carte blanche to investigate and pursue criminal charges in connection with anything he stumbles across while investigating, no matter how remote from the specific matter identified as the subject of the appointment order", the lawsuit says.

World News Federal, State Republicans Disappointed In Governor's Address
Author: 0 Federal, State Republicans Disappointed In Governor's Address

Here's a sample of what the Governor had to say, "Washington has launched an all-out direct attack on NY state's economic future by eliminating full deductibility of state and local taxes". We believe that the prudent path is a comprehensive response to address our budget deficit and federal tax changes. The investment would be supported by regulatory changes to incentivise energy storage projects, and further financing for pilot projects, according to the agenda document.

World News State Department Names the World's Worst Violators of Religious Freedom
Author: 0 State Department Names the World's Worst Violators of Religious Freedom

USCIRF was highly encouraged by his words and urges the Secretary of State to make additional CPC designations consistent with that bold and forceful statement. Sudan has also been severally accused of repressing religious freedoms especially of non-Muslims. It requires an annual report on religious freedom to be provided to the U.S.

World News Sean Spicer: 'There were times where I screwed up'
Author: 0 Sean Spicer: 'There were times where I screwed up'

Spicer says that some quotes attributed to him in the book never happened, and that the author has a history of fabricating elements of his stories. "We focused too much on the pictures", Spicer said, lamenting that he had not focused his statement at the time on the size of the total audience worldwide, including digital platforms.

World News Blast Hits Police in Afghan Capital Kabul, Dozens of Casualties
Author: 0 Blast Hits Police in Afghan Capital Kabul, Dozens of Casualties

A security official at the scene confirmed the explosion had been caused by a suicide attack and Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid said at least five police had been killed and 10 wounded but he said the number may change. Police official Jan Agha said today that twenty-seven policemen have also been wounded in the attack. The deadliest of those happened a week ago when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a Shiite cultural centre in Kabul , killing 41 people and wounding more than 80 ...

World News Plane disappears after taking off from Oklahoma City
Author: 0 Plane disappears after taking off from Oklahoma City

The Mexican Navy is also assisting with the search, officials said. Kelly said she'd worked with Kinsinger for more than 10 years, and that he has brought more than 100 rescued dogs to the Lincoln area. He was a pilot for Pilot N Paws Mission, and was headed to rescue a Husky. But Kinsinger never made it. "Personally, I'm in shock still, and I can't even imagine what his family is going through".

World News Drunk NFL Heiress arrested after allegedly attacking old man with Purse
Author: 0 Drunk NFL Heiress arrested after allegedly attacking old man with Purse

However, the conversations soon turned bloody after the 29-year-old socialite struck the lawyer with her Lulu Guinness Chloe Mirrored Perspex Box Clutch - that was made of mirrored glass, as per Daily News . you can hear Matthew say, "She simply f*cking hit me!" You can see what happened next for yourselves, as one of Haberkorn's daughters filmed the interaction on her cell phone.

World News Mega Millions, Powerball weekend drawings offer almost $1B lottery jackpots
Author: 0 Mega Millions, Powerball weekend drawings offer almost $1B lottery jackpots

Three winning Powerball tickets worth $50,000 and one worth $1 million from Wednesday's drawing were sold in central and western North Carolina. The winning numbers were 2-18-37-39-42 for the white balls and 12 for the red Powerball . In total, there were 61,741 winning tickets across the state. "Remember, if you play, it only takes one ticket to win". You will get two plays for $3.

World News Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting Sleeping Spirit Airlines Passenger
Author: 0 Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting Sleeping Spirit Airlines Passenger

The woman reported she fell asleep and woke up "to a hand in her trousers and noticed that her trousers and shirt were unbuttoned", according to the federal complaint. In a statement, Campos said a man sitting in the middle seat between her and another woman grabbed her upper, inner thigh three times. "What makes this offence particularly egregious and the defendant even more of a danger to the community is the fact that it took place on an airplane.

World News North Korea hits own city with Hwasong-12 missile
Author: 0 North Korea hits own city with Hwasong-12 missile

North Korea spent much of 2017 touting the advancements made by its missile and nuclear weapons programs, much to the rest of the world's chagrin. The Diplomat's Ankit Panda and David Schmerler, of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, cited a US government source as saying the missile failed a minute into flight and never went higher than 70 kilometers.

World News East coast braces for 'Bomb Cyclone'
Author: 0 East coast braces for 'Bomb Cyclone'

The storm is the product of a rapid and rare plunge in barometric pressure that some weather forecasters are referring to as bombogenesis , or the so-called " bomb cyclone ". The service also said Atlantic City could record up to 18 inches of snow, DE beach towns were facing the prospect of a foot of snow and travel has become " very risky to impossible" in the highly populated Hampton Roads region of Virginia, which could receive up to 12 inches of snow in places.

Author: 0 Sessions takes aim on marijuana enforcement

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, about efforts to reduce violent crime. He also said the action goes against what Sessions had said he would do before becoming attorney general. "I was with the federal government the last time there was a push to prosecute federal marijuana laws and it quite frankly fell flat", Kirby said, who noted that federal juries have a hard time convicting exclusively ...