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Rajinikanth confirms political entry; will contest next TN polls

Rajinikanth confirms political entry; will contest next TN polls Fellow Tamil actor Kamal Haasan had also hinted he was willing to work with Rajinikanth if the superstar ever chose to enter politics. Rajinikanth's close friend Tamilaruvi Manian had last week said that the actor might disclose his plan with regard to politics on any day between December 26 and December 31. [Full Article...]

No Friday victor, Mega Millions jackpot rises to $343 million

No Friday victor, Mega Millions jackpot rises to $343 million There's also a chance to win big before the New Year- Powerball's drawing for a $384 million jackpot is on Saturday night. This means the first Mega Millions jackpot for 2018 will roll over again. In August, an IL player won a $393 million jackpot. Live Powerball drawings are on select lottery draw stations at 10:59 p.m. There was one Match 5 + Power Play victor for $2 million in Georgia. [Full Article...]

It's Now Official: George Weah Is Liberia's President-Elect

The former FIFA World Player of the Year played with AS Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain, among others. In his acceptance speech following Tuesday's run-off election in capital Monrovia Saturday, Weah said in the next few days he would set up a government committed to delivering on promises made to the people. [Full Article...]

Congress MLA slaps on-duty police, gets slapped in return

Congress MLA slaps on-duty police, gets slapped in return Kumari won from the Dalhousie seat in the recent Himachal Pradesh election. Kumari and former ministers Dhani Ram Shandil and Mukesh Agnihotri got down from their vehicles outside the office and were stopped at the main gate by the constables on security duty. [Full Article...]

Bombing Attack Kills 41 In Kabul; ISIS Claims Responsibility

Bombing Attack Kills 41 In Kabul; ISIS Claims Responsibility A news agency linked to the Islamic State militant group has reported that the group carried out the attack. "We were shocked and didn't feel the explosion at first, but we saw smoke coming up from below", said Ali Reza Ahmadi, a journalist with the Afghan Voice news agency, who was sitting in his office above the centre when the attack took place. [Full Article...]

Special Weather Statement, Wind Chill Advisory issued for Ohio Co

Special Weather Statement, Wind Chill Advisory issued for Ohio Co Temperatures overnight will fall below zero with wind chills dropping to -15ยบ. Cover all potentially exposed skin, including wearing a hat and gloves. The first day of 2018 will feature the biggest moon of the year. Thu: High: 30 Low: 11 Mostly sunny. Highs will be in the middle teens with a light wind out of the east. [Full Article...]

2 dead, including gunman, in Long Beach workplace shooting

2 dead, including gunman, in Long Beach workplace shooting As of about 3:15 p.m., SWAT officers were coming out of the E. San Antonio law office and taking their helmets off. Ambulances are also leaving the scene. Police say multiple people have been shot at a business in Southern California. Police said Friday afternoon that the dead include one victim and the suspected shooter. [Full Article...]

Hundreds Of Iranians Protest High Prices In Northeastern City Of Mashhad

Hundreds Of Iranians Protest High Prices In Northeastern City Of Mashhad The protesters also chanted, "We don't want the Islamic Republic", "death or freedom", "free all political prisoners", "we are going to take back our country". There is also anger at Iran's interventions overseas. Unemployment stood at 12.4 percent in this fiscal year, according to the Statistical Center of Iran, up 1.4 percent from the previous year. [Full Article...]

Wade Davis agrees to deal with Rockies

Wade Davis agrees to deal with Rockies Davis will be paid $52 million over the duration of the three years , which comes with a $14 million vesting option for 2021 if Davis finishes 30 games in 2020 . The average annual value of the deal surpasses the contract Aroldis Chapman signed with the New York Yankees that pays him $17.2m per season. Despite already re-signing Jake McGee and adding Bryan Shaw the team had continued to be ... [Full Article...]

Police officers killed in shooting outside Egypt church

A video circulated on social media after the attack apparently shows the dead gunman on the ground. Police later cordoned off the crime scene as onlookers crowded around the church, while a forensics team combed the area. At least two people were reportedly killed in that attack. The local IS affiliate has claimed responsibility for all the bombings targeting Christians. [Full Article...]

Ex-footballer George Weah elected President of Liberia

Ex-footballer George Weah elected President of Liberia After a peaceful presidential run-off on the 26th of December, 2017 the former football star garnered 61.5% of the vote while his opponent, Joseph Boakai was far behind with 38.5%. But Weah was similarly resolute that his second run for the presidency would be successful. Legal challenges delayed the vote to replace Ms Sirleaf, and turnout was low. [Full Article...]

Brooklyn Man In Police Custody After Wife Found Dead

Brooklyn Man In Police Custody After Wife Found Dead The officers were called on a report that Wells was "scared" and her husband was "acting amusing", but may never have left their auto, according to the New York Post . "We are actively investigating the steps that were taken during the wellness check", an NYPD source told the Daily News . "It was definitely him". [Full Article...]

Powerball and Mega Millions Both Have $300 Million Jackpots Right Now

Powerball and Mega Millions Both Have $300 Million Jackpots Right Now It also raised the price of a single ticket to $2. The jackpot was $337 million. The odds of picking the correct numbers on five white balls and one yellow ball in the Mega Millions game are one in 259 million. All things considered, the situation is anything but favorable for players now that the two lotteries have harder chances for their separate jackpots. [Full Article...]

Vanity Fair apologises for Hillary Clinton 'knitting' video, Trump then attacks apology

Vanity Fair apologises for Hillary Clinton 'knitting' video, Trump then attacks apology So remember how Vanity Fair got raked over the coals for putting out a video suggesting Hillary Clinton should "take up knitting" rather than run for President again? Mr Trump added that Anna Wintour "is beside herself in grief & begging for forgiveness!" A video posted on the magazine's Twitter account Tuesday featured Vanity Fair writers suggesting new hobbies for the 2016 Democr... [Full Article...]

Alabama officials certify Jones as Senate victor despite Moore challenge

Alabama officials certify Jones as Senate victor despite Moore challenge His complaint alleges that out-of-state residents had been allowed to vote and that election fraud experts had concluded through statistical analyses that fraud had taken place. Alabama's canvassing board officially certified Senator-elect Doug Jones (D-AL) on Thursday. To back up the claims, Moore's team cited mathematician Richard Charnin, a conspiracy theorist who also asserts the 2004 pres... [Full Article...]

Eric Garner's Daughter Declared Brain Dead, According to Mother

Eric Garner's Daughter Declared Brain Dead, According to Mother The elder Garner had been put into a chokehold by an officer with the New York Police Department and could be heard pleading, "I can't breathe!" The person running her popular Twitter account told Garner's 35,000 followers Wednesday that a CAT scan revealed that she had suffered brain damage "from lack of oxygen while in cardiac arrest". [Full Article...]

Four Killed in Crash Near Abilene

Four Killed in Crash Near Abilene The driver of the auto, Leticia Verde was taken to a Joplin hospital for treatment of moderate injuries. The Kansas Highway Patrol is on the scene of a single vehicle roll-over crash on Tuesday. Five people from the SUV were taken to the hospital, four with serious injuries and one with moderate injuries, according to the report. The vehicle carrying the 3 boys hit a tractor-trailer at a narro... [Full Article...]

Oncor Sends Crews and Equipment to Puerto Rico

Oncor Sends Crews and Equipment to Puerto Rico The transportation and logistics of getting to Puerto Rico is one of the biggest issues. The new wave of crews and restoration equipment is project arrive mid-January, increasing the number of workers on the ground to 5,500. Cullen says there are four field employees from the Rhinelander, Minocqua, Eagle River and Tomahawk areas that will be part of the restoration efforts in Puerto Rico. [Full Article...]

Cold spell to stretch through New Year's

Cold spell to stretch through New Year's Correia said its not uncommon for a week-long cold snap with an air mass such as this lingering over the region. In the state's north, low temperatures could be below zero. Across northern Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, mid-morning temperatures were in the negatives or single digits. "We'll warm up a little bit Friday, but most of the time we're going to be below freezing", said Kelly Hooper,... [Full Article...]

WhatsApp will stop working on these phones from Jan 1

WhatsApp will stop working on these phones from Jan 1 Nokia's Series 40 devices, for example, will be supported till December 31, 2018 while Android 2.3.7 and older devices will be supported till February 1, 2020. Soon it will be 2018, and WhatsApp will make good its promise to stop support for BlackBerry OS and Windows Phones. Because we will no longer actively develop for these platforms, some features may stop functioning at any time, the statem... [Full Article...]


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