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Tornado leaves 4 dead in Mississippi

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The National Weather Service office in Jackson dispatched a damage survey team to the area to investigate what was a likely tornado that also damaged buildings in Hattiesburg and Petal, including parts of a college and a fire station, officials said. Read More »

Arizona's Allonzo Trier failed PED test

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He's been retested dating back to October when the Wildcats were informed of the failed drug test that occurred a month prior. Kurkjian: 'If you love baseball, this is a good day for the hall'Kurkjian surprised Bonds, Clemens didn't get bigger boostLoss of C. Read More »

Obama issues 330 commutations on eve of White House exit

The move brings Obama well beyond his most recent predecessors, who used their commutation powers more sparingly. Also of note among the commutations was Chelsea Manning, an Army intelligence analyst convicted of leaking information to Wikileaks in 2010. Read More »

Pulse gunman's widow pleads not guilty to 2 federal charges

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Salman has said in an interview with The New York Times that her husband was abusive and led a secretive life, and she has denied any knowledge of his plans, despite reportedly once attending the Pulse nightclub with him. Her arrest came after she was interviewed numerous times by FBI agents investigating the June 12 attack in Florida. She did not comment, nor did her uncle, Al Salman , who addressed the media on Tuesday to proclaim his niece's innocence. Read More »

Did you wake up to a wage increase today? Millions did

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The suburbs will have a $10 wage and upstate will be just $9.70. "Voting for a minimum-wage increase is one of the ways to make that happen for a lot people". Florida has not followed the lead of California and NY, which have approved laws to eventually raise the minimum wage in their states to $15 an hour. Read More »

UFC is enabling a silent Ronda Rousey to screw over her rival

The fighter who partook in the most media of anyone in the history of the UFC before her first fight will do a record-low in what might be her last fight. "That would be a flip", White said. "You can't miss a press conference". Were this the Rousey of 2015, I'd pick her to win by first-round submission. Read More »

Trump Announces Deal That Adds 8000 US Jobs in Tech Industry

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Trump tweeted "No Way" and noted that Obama personally campaigned in so-called swing states and still could not get former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton elected. Of the 8,000 jobs promised, 5,000 are going to Sprint and 3,000 are going to OneWeb, LA Times reports . In fact, those Sprint and OneWeb jobs Trump says he's bringing back to the United States were part of a $50 billion investment plan Japan's SoftBank Group Corp. Read More »

Christmas Tree Recycling Locations

A man drops off a Christmas tree Wednesday at Edwardsville Township Park. Apple Valley Waste will recycle the trees at the Grapevine Road Recycling Center. Monday through Saturday. The NFPA reccomends not leaning the tree against the home as that is also a fire hazard. In Caldwell, the city's forestry department offers Christmas tree chipping through January 16. Read More »

US sanctions Russia over hacking, expels 35 officials

Trump has repeatedly brushed aside intelligence assessments and White House statements about the alleged Russian hacking , raising the question about whether the new sanctions will remain in place after his inauguration on January 20. The US intelligence community has concluded that a hack-and-release of Democratic Party and Clinton staff emails was created to put Trump - a political neophyte who has praised Putin - into the Oval Office. Read More »

Massachusetts Lawmakers Quietly Pass Bill Delaying Adult-Use Market Rollout

The leaders of both the House and Senate are on board with a six-month time frame for rewriting the state's marijuana laws after voters in November approved regulated sales of the intoxicating plant. "The Legislature has a responsibility to implement the will of the voters while also protecting public health and public safety", Rosenberg said. MA legislators were mostly not present during the busy holiday season. Read More »

Wind Advisory issued for parts of state

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Wind overnight is breezy from the north at 10 miles per hour. Thursday , a slight chance of showers. Partly sunny , with a high near 40. OELWEIN boys basketball hosts West Delaware, 5 p.m. Light rain tomorrow through Wednesday , with temperatures rising to 48°F on Tuesday . Cloudy, with a low around 42. Friday Night: Partly cloudy , with a low around 26. Read More »

Troy Ave Recovering After Being Shot Twice on Christmas Day

The rapper, who was born in Brooklyn, sustained non-life-threatening injuries, according to Billboard . On Monday, Troy Ave posted a video of himself leaving the hospital with his arm in a sling and bandages still wrapped around his head on Instagram . Read More »

Tottenham signing joins Alli and Kane in training ahead of Southampton clash

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Vorm's last appearance came in the 2-1 defeat against Liverpool in the EFL Cup fifth round on 25th October and he has just five total appearances for the club this season. 'I'm very pleased with this new contract, and of course that's the way I show my commitment to the club, my team-mates and the gaffer, ' Lloris told the club's website. Read More »

Owner: Fire kills multiple horses at Kentucky center

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Most of the 36 horses in the barn at Mercury Equine Center were yearlings, meaning they were in their second year. Reed thanked his staff, who he said ran "into a blazing hell to try and save these animals, risking their lives", and the horse community in general: "It was a huge comfort to have the super friends and helpers some of which I had never met, come to Mercury yesterday and help with food, coffee, hugs and supplies". Read More »

Mom who left son in freezing vehicle appeared under the influence

Inside the auto was a 2-year-old boy. The toddler was found inside the vehicle suffering from hypothermia and frostbite and was taken to a hospital for treatment. Police found the little boy at about noon Saturday in a green Ford Fusion, which was buried under snow. Authorities started looking for her son at 10.40am Saturday, and he was located inside the auto in a East 120th Avenue parking lot around noon, according to the Denver Post . Read More »

Michigan's Jim Harbaugh blames 'enemies' and 'jive turkeys' for Rams rumors

Based on how much Coach Harbaugh loves the program and loves MI, you know he's not leaving anytime soon, if ever". When Los Angeles Rams head coach Jeff Fisher was sacked on Monday afternoon, the first name mentioned as a possible successor is former San Francisco 49ers and current Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh. Read More »

OR hiring former Jim Harbaugh assistant Willie Taggart to be head coach

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He also reportedly interviewed with Houston on Sunday after winning a third straight SEC Championship. Taggart is the type of coach who will work to recapture success in Eugene in part by doing what has made OR so successful in recent years, but by also bringing fresh ideas that can allow the Ducks to start moving forward again. Read More »

Trump adds second Marine to cabinet, critic of Obama Middle East approach

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The blunt-speaking Kelly is close to Gen. James Mattis , Trump's nominee for Secretary of Defense. Homeland security programs should not paint individuals' national origin or religion as suspicious. If confirmed by the Senate, Kelly would be the fifth person to lead the department , which is comprised of agencies that protect the president, respond to disasters, enforce immigration laws, protect the nation's coastlines and secure air travel. Read More »

Despite ACC title game loss, Virginia Tech appears pointed in right direction

They've won back-to-back ACC titles for the first time since winning three straight from 1986-88. Clemson has won its last three in a row against the Hokies, though the two programs haven't played since the 2012 season. - The 77 points tied for the second most in ACC championship game history with the 2010 Virginia Tech-Florida State game. Clemson wide receivers Artavis Scott (3) and Mike Williams (7), congratulate running back Wayne Gallman (9) after Gallman scored a touchdown ... Read More »

Democrats' task: Rebuild the blue political wall in Midwest

So occasionally the team with the fewest baskets wins. That being said , the Democrats will have virtually no voice in the Republicans' decision to strip 20 million people of their healthcare. I can just shrug and file that away as "interesting but irrelevant". "You can put all the lipstick you want on that pig, but it's still a pig with lipstick". Read More »

Manchin says no talk with Trump over Cabinet post

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Speculation that Heitkamp could be offered a job in President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet comes as bittersweet news to a beleaguered state Democratic Party. Manchin's office did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. The party has no elected state officials and faces an overwhelming 119-22 Republican majority in the Legislature. Read More »

Pa. congressman floated for transportation secretary

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The topic of their meeting? Speculation centered on Mr. Trump offering Mr. Barletta the job of secretary of transportation because of the congressmen's role in helping put together a five-year, $305 billion transportation bill last fall and his membership on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Read More »

CHARTS: Is The Electoral College Dragging Down Voter Turnout In Your State?

To some Hillary Clinton supporters going through the emotional process of Donald Trump's victory, the ones asking how they will get through this, how they will deal with the future, here is some advice. On Saturday, the Clinton campaign announced it would be participating in the recount as well . The story that claimed there were three million illegal votes was based on a couple of tweets that someone sent with absolutely no evidence. Read More »

Powerball serves up $359M jackpot for Thanksgiving

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Saturday's numbers were: 16 - 24 - 28 - 43 - 61, Powerball 21, PowerPlay x2. In other lottery news, a Georgia player won the Mega Millions lottery's $82 million jackpot in Friday night's drawing. Deadline is 7:08 p.m. Wednesday's draw was for the 11 largest-ever Powerball jackpot and the 18 largest jackpot in USA history, lottery officials said. Read More »

Another week of movement behind Alabama in Coaches Poll

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Washington (10-1 overall, 7-1 Pac-12) received 1,220 points, up slightly from the 1,150 points the Huskies received last week. And yet again, there was movement behind the No. Aside from Clemson, FSU was one of four ACC teams ranked. The Lions (9-2) were No. 10 in last week's coaches poll , and moved up to No. 8 as Louisville, previously No. Read More »