• Amazon Acquires Doorbell Camera Startup Blink
Amazon Acquires Doorbell Camera Startup Blink

Blink first broke cover back in 2014 , then the following year announced a crowdfunding campaign aiming to raise $200k for its entirely wire-free security camera. But the internet of things came along and quickly pushed prices to $179 for an entry-level Wi-Fi video doorbell from Ring , $229 for a Nest Hello, on up to $499 for devices like the Rin...

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  • Cold temps, but no snow expected Christmas Eve into Monday
Cold temps, but no snow expected Christmas Eve into Monday

It has also issued a winter weather advisory that will be in effect for 24 hours beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday . From Sunday night into midday on Christmas , snow is expected to blanket the region, though it may fall as a mix of rain and sleet along Interstate 95 and just as rain south and east of the I-95 corridor, MEMA said.

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  • USA welcomes Hernandez as Honduras Prez
USA welcomes Hernandez as Honduras Prez

Honduras, one of the poorest and most violent nations in Latin America, has been racked by political unrest and violent protests since the vote was held on November 26. According to the official results , Hernandez beat Nasralla by 1.5 percentage points. "We urge Honduran citizens or political parties challenging the result to use the avenues prov...

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  • Skipton Aldi stabbing: Victim was supermarket worker
Skipton Aldi stabbing: Victim was supermarket worker

She said: "I just saw the aftermath, I was so scared I ran off". He added: "She was incredible, attractive and a lovely person". Willsher was married with a young daughter. Christmas this year will an ordeal for many residents", he said. The suspect, who is aged in his 40s, was detained by staff before being arrested by the police and is now ...

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  • Major, 3 soldiers killed in Pakistan firing; two wounded
Major, 3 soldiers killed in Pakistan firing; two wounded

The statement said that the dead include an army officer and that Indian soldiers retaliated "strongly and effectively". They succumbed to their injuries at a hospital. "Our soldiers' martyrdom will not go in vain", Colonel Joshi said. Officials said maj Ambadas, 32, was from Bhandara district of Maharashtra and is survived by his wife Avoli, rep...

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  • Liverpool hold Arsenal to 3-3 draw
Liverpool hold Arsenal to 3-3 draw

Liverpool are unbeaten in their last nine PL outings and sit one point clear of fifth-placed Arsenal , who will be desperate to leapfrog Klopp's men and get back into the UEFA Champions League contention. The Egypt worldwide is the first player to reach that landmark for Liverpool since Luis Suarez in 2013-14, when they went agonisingly close t...

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  • USA sanctions Chechen president Kadyrov under Magnitsky Act
USA sanctions Chechen president Kadyrov under Magnitsky Act

She said that now around 200 Russian citizens and 402 legal entities are under various U.S. sanctions. "Strategically, we are set to interact with the United States. Dozens of people, mostly Russians, have been sanctioned under the law. The law came into effect on December 2012. In November 2009, he died in the Matrosskaya Tishina pre-trial deten...

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  • About 1.7 million Floridians signed up for Obamacare coverage in 2018
About 1.7 million Floridians signed up for Obamacare coverage in 2018

The administration has yet to provide details about the figures. But wait again. Even on the federal exchange, enrollment is still open in states affected by hurricanes. On Wednesday, Trump boasted about how the tax bill the GOP passed repealed the ACA's individual mandate - a key tenet of the health care law that seeks to incentivize younger...

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  • United States woman pleads guilty to killing boyfriend in YouTube stunt
United States woman pleads guilty to killing boyfriend in YouTube stunt

The couple would post videos of their pranks to a YouTube channel in a quest for internet fame, according to court records. She will be on supervised probation for five years, is prohibited from owning a firearm, and can not "make any financial compensation" from the video recording of Ruiz's death.

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  • Did Rosie O'Donnell try to bribe Republican senators?
Did Rosie O'Donnell try to bribe Republican senators?

It's impossible to know for sure if O'Donnell was serious about forking over $2 million to Republicans who opposed the tax plan, or if it was all a drawn-out joke meant to highlight the absurdity of American politics in 2017. Carl Arbogast, a writer for the conservative political blog Red State , responded: "Offering to pay a public official so ...

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  • Watchdog: Justin Trudeau Is Under Scrutiny Over Alleged Ethics Violations
Watchdog: Justin Trudeau Is Under Scrutiny Over Alleged Ethics Violations

The commissioner said that Trudeau and his family vacationed at the private island twice, once in December 2014, and then the 2016 holiday trip in question. But Dawson notes that between 1983 and 2013, the younger Trudeau and the Aga Khan only interacted once at the elder Trudeau's funeral. The Canadian foundation of the Ismaili Muslim spiritual ...

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  • European Union's Michel Barnier to spell out Brexit transition demands
European Union's Michel Barnier to spell out Brexit transition demands

British Prime Minister Theresa May had asked for the transition to last around two years. City of London policy chairman Catherine McGuinness called the proposals a "welcome bit of news to end the year for the City", with European Union banks playing a significant part in Britain's success in the industry.

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  • Pennsylvania Is Now Fifth-Largest State In Nation
Pennsylvania Is Now Fifth-Largest State In Nation

Census Bureau. NY remains the fourth most populous state after California, Texas and Florida. A state official says from 2016 to 2017, Wyoming saw its largest population decrease since 1989. Wyoming had the largest percentage decline among states, losing almost 5,600 resident or about 1% of the state's population. By total population, Color...

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  • Parents Upset Over Surprise Ivanka Trump Visit at Conn. High School
Parents Upset Over Surprise Ivanka Trump Visit at Conn. High School

Ivanka Trump made her way to New England this week, visiting an innovative high school in CT on Tuesday. She was accompanied on the visit by IBM CEO Ginni Rometty who developed the academic model the Norwalk Early College Academy was built around.

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  • Sen. Jack Latvala Announces Resignation Following 'Probable Cause' in Sexual Harassment Probe
Sen. Jack Latvala Announces Resignation Following 'Probable Cause' in Sexual Harassment Probe

Latvala, a Clearwater Republican, sent a letter to Senate President Joe Negron continuing to deny any wrongdoing and condemning the investigations into his conduct. Resigning is the best thing he can do now for his constituents, colleagues and the state, " said Scott in an emailed statement to WJCT News. She said Latvala inappropriately touched...

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  • Humana Buys Kindred Health
Humana Buys Kindred Health

Humana said the deal will help it manage chronic conditions, keep costs down and improve health. The other spinoff will be a specialty hospital company owned by the two private equity firms. "We are excited about the opportunity this acquisition provides to advance our vision for integrated care delivery, as we continue to deliver our Humana At H...

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  • John McCain Heads Home to Recover in Arizona, Will Miss Tax Vote
John McCain Heads Home to Recover in Arizona, Will Miss Tax Vote

Ben Domenech, Meghan's husband, also said McCain's "doing well" and "looking forward to coming home to Arizona" Ben Domenech said Sunday. He will not be present for the final vote on the GOP tax bill expected early this week, the report added.

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  • Senate panel rejects Garrett for EXIM Bank, OKs other nominees
Senate panel rejects Garrett for EXIM Bank, OKs other nominees

Tim Scott , R-S.C., is undecided on how he'll vote on Tuesday, but SC is home to a Boeing plant that employs 6,800 people. The Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday rejected Scott Garrett, President Trump's choice to lead the Export-Import Bank, an agency that provides financing for American exports.

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  • Warm-up expected for the end of the week before new cold front
Warm-up expected for the end of the week before new cold front

Highs could be to or above 70 ahead of the well advertised Arctic front that arrives Thursday evening. On and off showers and cloudy skies look to remain in place over the weekend leading up to Christmas, and the cold front causing them looks to stay in place and provide that possibility on Christmas day.

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  • Rahul Gandhi took a dig at Saffron BJP
Rahul Gandhi took a dig at Saffron BJP

They light the fires, we diffuse. "They (BJP) crush voices but we allow them to speak, they defame, we respect and defend", added Gandhi. "This is the difference between them and us", he said. The Janata Dal-United (JD-U), an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bihar, on Saturday described the new Congress President Rahul Gandhi as "Vansh...

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  • Mike Pence delays Israel, Egypt trip as tax vote nears
Mike Pence delays Israel, Egypt trip as tax vote nears

From there he was scheduled to visit Israel before traveling to Germany to meet with USA troops stationed there. Photo Vice President Mike Pence might be needed to break a tie vote on tax overhaul legislation this week in the Senate . Breaking with decades of United States policy, Trump also said on December 6 that he would move the U.S. embas...

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  • Alec Baldwin reprises Trump role in Saturday Night Live's Christmas show
Alec Baldwin reprises Trump role in Saturday Night Live's Christmas show

The president's daughter Ivanka Trump then arrives with an ornament of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore , and adds that her husband Jared Kushner couldn't make it because "he's packing a go bag before the Federal Bureau of Investigation arrives".

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  • CDC given list of banned words, including
CDC given list of banned words, including "fetus" and "diversity"

Instead of " science-based " or "evidence-based", the suggested phrase is "CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes ", the person said. "The Trump administration is full of risky science deniers who have no business near American public health systems like the CDC", she continued. Calling the ...

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  • Wreaths Across America remembrance in Palm City
Wreaths Across America remembrance in Palm City

Veterans salute after placing wreaths on graves Saturday at Alton National Cemetery during the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony. The tradition began when ME wreath maker Morrill Worcester donated 5,000 wreaths to Arlington Cemetery.

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  • Nazareth mayor backtracks after canceling Christmas festivities to protest Trump
Nazareth mayor backtracks after canceling Christmas festivities to protest Trump

Mayor Ali Salam, who once made the curious boast that U.S. President Donald Trump "learned everything from me" about how to win elections, indicated that he was punishing local and visiting Christians as revenge for the President's decision to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel .

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  • 94-year-old woman arrested after refusing to leave independent living home
94-year-old woman arrested after refusing to leave independent living home

They tell the 5-foot-tall, 100 pound woman to relax and insist they're not putting any pressure on her. Due to her age, officers transported Fitzgerald without handcuffs to reduce the risk of injury. "I've got all the help I need", Fitzgerald said, reportedly pointing to the sky. "I feel like everything was done that could possibly be done to hel...

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  • Guilty verdict for Russian ex-economy minister Ulyukayev 'groundless' - Putin adviser
Guilty verdict for Russian ex-economy minister Ulyukayev 'groundless' - Putin adviser

In assigning the sentence, Judge Semyonova took into account Ulyukayev's age and health, his multiple awards, letters of appreciation, witness statements about his good character, and the fact that he has young children and elderly parents dependent on him for support.

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  • Sebi, bourses enhance vigil after Gujarat exit polls
Sebi, bourses enhance vigil after Gujarat exit polls

Hardik tweeted in Hindi: "In exit polls, BJP is winning". The survey gives the BJP less than 110 seats, which it comes out to be true, will prove to be a big setback for the party has ruled over Gujarat for 22 years. The Times Now-VMR exit poll also predicts a saffron party victory with 51 seats and only 17 for the Congress. The rural voter t...

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  • PadMan Trailer: Akshay Kumar Is The Superhero We All Need!
PadMan Trailer: Akshay Kumar Is The Superhero We All Need!

Akshay has said many dialogues in the trailer and that is enough to attract the audience. On a lighter note, there's one thing common about both of them - both believe in breaking stereotypes and to see these path-breaker actors in one frame will be such a delightful treat! There are many who come up with life changing ideas, but only a few manag...

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  • EU's Tusk says meeting Brexit deadline will be 'dramatically difficult'
EU's Tusk says meeting Brexit deadline will be 'dramatically difficult'

He congratulated UK Prime Minister Theresa May on reaching what the BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg said was a major moment in the Brexit process. In a separate tweet she promised "securing the greatest possible access to European markets, boosting free trade with countries across the world, and delivering control over our borders, law an...

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  • Facebook to start paying tax locally, instead of through Ireland
Facebook to start paying tax locally, instead of through Ireland

Social Media giant Facebook will change its tax structure meaning instead of recording all advertising revenue through its worldwide headquarters in Dublin , Ireland it will be recorded by tis local companies in those countries. "We note with interest Facebook's announcement", said a commission official. The UK government announced last month i...

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  • Latest Forecast: Snow Ends Early Thursday But A Chilly Wind Sticks Around
Latest Forecast: Snow Ends Early Thursday But A Chilly Wind Sticks Around

Highs today fall into the 20s with wind chills in the teens. But looking ahead to next week and temperatures could sink to lows of -17C due to a "Polar vortex". Thursday night ... Partly to mostly cloudy with a low around 33. We are still battling the cold and highs once again return to the mid and upper 20s.

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  • 'Attempted terrorist attack' rattles NY's Port Authority transportation hub
'Attempted terrorist attack' rattles NY's Port Authority transportation hub

The New York Police Department says it is responding to a report of an explosion near Times Square. The the A, C and E subway lines are being evacuated, NYPD Sgt. One person is in custody, according to two NYPD sources with direct knowledge of the situation. Francisco Ramirez said he was exiting a bus when he heard two blasts, even though...

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  • Not as cold tonight; cloudy skies through the weekend — FIRST ALERT FORECAST
Not as cold tonight; cloudy skies through the weekend — FIRST ALERT FORECAST

Sunshine will help warm highs back to where we were Monday - expect widespread 50s and 60s. It's a cool start outside with temperatures down in the mid 40's and winds starting to pick up after a cold front passed through. Highs in the low 60s. Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Rain returns Sunday . For now, it looks like main...

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  • Rep. Blackburn: NYC Attack Shows It's Time to Rethink Immigration System
Rep. Blackburn: NYC Attack Shows It's Time to Rethink Immigration System

The alleged perpetrator of the Halloween terror attack , Sayfullo Saipov , entered the USA through the State Department's Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. "I am determined to improve our immigration system to put our country and our people first", Trump said. Official figures show that over the past decade, nearly 30,000 nationals of three cou...

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  • Joe Biden comforts John McCain's daughter over father's brain cancer diagnosis
Joe Biden comforts John McCain's daughter over father's brain cancer diagnosis

Former Vice President Biden was a guest on the ABC chatfest to promote his new memoir, " Promise Me, Dad ", which focuses on Beau . She says, "I think about Beau nearly every day and I was told that this doesn't get easier but that you cultivate the tools to work with this and live with this".

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  • Charlottesville Rejects Request for 2018 Rally
Charlottesville Rejects Request for 2018 Rally

Citing similar public safety constraints and insufficient police and financial resources, the city denied four other permit requests from opponents and supporters of Kessler to hold events in public parks on the anniversary weekend. Those were denied too. A large contingent of counter protestors, some violent and some peaceful, surrounded Emancip...

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  • Woman threatens to 'kill everybody' after being caught smoking on plane
Woman threatens to 'kill everybody' after being caught smoking on plane

The in-flight outburst started after the female passenger disabled a smoke detector aboard the flight from Portland to Sacramento, and proceeded to smoke onboard, Southwest Airlines confirmed to KOIN 6 News. The Pilots declared an emergency to receive priority handling from air traffic controllers, and our Crew handled the situation onboard un...

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  • Jisha case: Lone accused Ameerul Islam found guilty
Jisha case: Lone accused Ameerul Islam found guilty

The court also said that the charges of destruction of evidence (IPC 201) and other charges under various sections of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act will not stand in the case. "Evidence included results of the forensic and DNA tests conducted on the accused". The defence unsuccessfully attempted to dispute the...

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  • LaVar Ball's Sons Sign One Year Deal With Lithuanian Pro Team
LaVar Ball's Sons Sign One Year Deal With Lithuanian Pro Team

LiAngelo and LaMelo are the younger brothers of Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard Lonzo Ball . Vytautas plays in the Lithuanian (LKL) league and also plays Baltic League. They are apparently having serious financial problems, and they reportedly have no general manager and can't afford to host practices. The game was abandoned with 3 minutes ...

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  • Winter weather advisory issued for Wednesday in central Wisconsin
Winter weather advisory issued for Wednesday in central Wisconsin

When that system is through the area late tonight, the winds are expected to shift to the northwest, unleashing a lake effect snowstorm. A cold front will move through the area Tuesday which will mean mountain snow showers, chilly temperatures and gusty winds.

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  • Mohamed Salah Named African Footballer Of The Year By The BBC
Mohamed Salah Named African Footballer Of The Year By The BBC

Salah also helped Egypt to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1990. A stunning strike in Sunday's Merseyside Derby brought the Egyptian's goal tally for the campaign to a staggering 19 with 13 of those coming in the Premier League .

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  • Head of rescue operations stated in the massive Iran natural disaster tragedy
Head of rescue operations stated in the massive Iran natural disaster tragedy

Hardline rivals of President Hassan Rouhani have criticised the government's reponse to last month's quake as too slow and inadequate. Also, the epicentre of the natural disaster in Iran has reported near the town of Hejdak. It occurred at a shallow depth of six miles and 34 miles north-east of Kerman, a provincial capital. As per the reports, Iran...

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  • Two Palestinians killed in Gaza, Israel denies attack claim
Two Palestinians killed in Gaza, Israel denies attack claim

The rocket launches in the direction of Israel from the Gaza Strip were resumed after a three-month break after US President Donald Trump ordered to transfer the US embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on December 6 and recognized the city as the capital of the Jewish state.

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  • Egyptian cleric follows Palestinians in cancelling meeting with Pence
Egyptian cleric follows Palestinians in cancelling meeting with Pence

Washington addressed the PA warning it of the repercussions of cancelling meetings with Mike Pence, who appeared alongside Trump during his speech from the White House to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Shops were shuttered in Jerusalem's Old City. In the Gaza Strip, mourners vented their anger at the funerals of two people killed by ...

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  • Zionists and evangelists praise White House after Trump announcement on Jerusalem
Zionists and evangelists praise White House after Trump announcement on Jerusalem

The bold economic vision of President Donald Trump continues to pay off, the White House said today after latest monthly report revealed that the U.S. Trump's announcement was an "important step toward peace". Trump introduced Rabbi Meir Yaakov Soloveichik of Congregation Shearith Israel, America's first Jewish congregation, and presented the...

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  • Israel says it destroys Hamas tunnel using new techniques
Israel says it destroys Hamas tunnel using new techniques

He said the tunnel was not complete, but was " very substantial ", equipped with electricity, communications equipment and a ventilation system. The system was first used to detect a tunnel that was destroyed on October 30, but other aspects of the system were used this time around, he said.

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  • Korea claims to be bastion of human rights in white paper
Korea claims to be bastion of human rights in white paper

Like other countries, human rights are being violated in Pakistan as well. But, with some politicians in the United Kingdom calling for us to scrap the Human Rights Convention , do we still need them? It was signed in the wake of the disasters that marked World War II.

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  • Trump bashes CNN and Washington Post
Trump bashes CNN and Washington Post

Supporters watch as US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Pensacola Bay Center on December 8, 2017 in Pensacola, Florida . The President had earlier told his 45 million followers: "Packed house, many people unable to get in".

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  • Noida boy confesses to killing mother, sister with bat, scissors, pizza cutter
Noida boy confesses to killing mother, sister with bat, scissors, pizza cutter

As per the revelation, he admitted to killing his mother and younger sister on December 4 allegedly using a cricket bat, a pair of scissors and a pizza cutter while they were asleep at 11 pm. Post-mortem examinations of the two bodies have revealed that Anjali had seven injury marks on her head, while her daughter, Kanika, had five injury marks on ...

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