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World News Cuban Leader Raúl Castro Will Stay In Power Past February
Author: 0 Cuban Leader Raúl Castro Will Stay In Power Past February

Castro originally said he would leave the presidency on February 24, 2018. But Cuba watchers had speculated that he would stay in his post longer. The decision to postpone the departure of Castro was taken over "the exceptional situation" caused by the passage of Hurricane Irma last September, which caused considerable damage to housing and other infrastructure and 10 deaths.

World News Poll Finds More Support For Trump's Impeachment Than His Reelection
Author: 0 Poll Finds More Support For Trump's Impeachment Than His Reelection

It's still too early to make a definitive projection on how Democratic candidates will fare in 2018 House and Senate elections, but it's certainly looking good for them at the moment. Among independent respondents to the CNN poll, Democrats scored a 16-point lead. Trump's approval rating slipped 1 point since November and is a full 10 points lower from his highest approval rating - 45 percent - in March.

Author: 0 Storms bring rain, then snow to Central New York this weekend

The precipitation will continue Saturday , but warmer temperatures will cause it to fall as rain. If this does play out, rain and milder air will likely wipe out any remaining snow cover for southern Ontario outside of the snow belts, significantly increasing the chances of a green Christmas.

World News Rosie O'Donnell Offers Senators Cash To Reject Tax Bill
Author: 0 Rosie O'Donnell Offers Senators Cash To Reject Tax Bill

Calls to "lock her up" flew around Twitter at lightning speed as Trump supporters called for O'Donnell to be charged for attempting to bribe US senators. Rosie O'Donnell is offering Sens. O'Donnell wrote, "so how about this i promise to give 2 million dollars to senator susan collins and 2 million to senator jeff flake if they vote NO".

World News Trudeau apologizes for conflict of interest with Aga Khan
Author: 0 Trudeau apologizes for conflict of interest with Aga Khan

On Wednesday, Ethics watchdog Mary Dawson concluded her investigation into the Christmas 2016 trip he took with family and friends to the island in the Bahamas. 'It is important that as we move forward that we learn from this mistake. "Sorry I didn't", said Trudeau in Ottawa Dec. 20. While Trudeau says the Aga Khan is a family friend, Dawson found the exception for gifts from friends did not apply.

World News Anti-pigeon spikes on trees cause outrage
Author: 0 Anti-pigeon spikes on trees cause outrage

But Matt Merritt, editor of Bird Watching Magazine has criticised the spikes. The spikes - which are normally used to stop birds resting or nesting on buildings - have been installed along branches which overhang a auto park used by residents near Clifton Downs, overlooking the Avon george and Isambard Clifton Brunel's famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.

World News Virginia House Dems to vote on would-be speaker
Author: 0 Virginia House Dems to vote on would-be speaker

The Republican candidate there has an 82-vote lead. Drama Plays Out In One Race Of Virginia House Of Delegates After a closely-watched recount, it's a tie in the race to represent Virginia's 94th district in the House of Delegates. But if Democrats and Republicans ultimately find themselves evenly split, a messy dynamic could develop. The election official initially "signed off" on discarding the ballot, but made a decision to write the letter after consulting with a GOP attorney, ...

World News Census Bureau: New York state population increases slightly
Author: 0 Census Bureau: New York state population increases slightly

The U.S. Census Bureau on Wednesday announced that Idaho's population from July 2016 to July 2017 increased 2.2 percent to 1.7 million. The U.S. Census says NY state's population bumped up slightly to 19.85 million. In percentage terms, IL saw the third-worst population decline in the nation. Texas tallied the biggest numeric growth with its population increasing by almost 400,000 residents in 2017.

World News McGregor plans return to MMA for next fight
Author: 0 McGregor plans return to MMA for next fight

This turn of events led many to question if St-Pierre would ever return to the UFC. Rush's head coach said, via MMA Fighting : " I think Georges is gonna get better, get back in the gym . Meanwhile, Rafael dos Anjos is now eyeing a fight UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley following his UFC on Fox 26 win over Robbie Lawler. "I can come right back".

World News Almost a million Britons miss out on 'decent' broadband speeds
Author: 0 Almost a million Britons miss out on 'decent' broadband speeds

More broadly, said the report, access to superfast broadband services that run in excess of 30Mbps was improving. Last year, about 1.6 million United Kingdom properties were in this position. Eight out of ten rural homes and businesses are in "blackspots" for mobile broadband, new figures have shown. Now only 43% of the UK's landmass can get signals from all four mobile operators.

World News PM Modi flashes victory sign as BJP takes lead in Gujarat, Himachal
Author: 0 PM Modi flashes victory sign as BJP takes lead in Gujarat, Himachal

Modi led his party's campaign, especially in his home state of Gujarat, headlining dozens of election rallies. BJP is ahead in 44 seats, Congress leads in 20 and other parties and independents are leading in 4 in HP. Nearly all pre-vote and exit polls had predicted a comfortable victory, but the polls have often gone wrong in the past. "The Congress' tally has gone up there, while the BJP's numbers have fallen".

World News US Vice President postpones trip to Middle East until January
Author: 0 US Vice President postpones trip to Middle East until January

Republicans will only need a simple majority to pass their tax legislation , which looks likely, but in the event that the Senate reaches a tie, Pence would cast the tie-breaking vote. U.S. has further alienated its allies by vetoing a United Nations Security Council resolution that called for the USA declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital to be withdrawn.

World News Cavs host Jazz without anchor Gobert
Author: 0 Cavs host Jazz without anchor Gobert

Favors is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Cavaliers. Favors' injury is not that serious, though, and he should be back pretty soon. The Utah Jazz just can't stay healthy. Utah is 14-16 at the moment, while the divisional leaders, the Minnesota Timberwolves, are 17-13, but none of the teams in the Northwest is consistent and anything could happen in the remaining 50+ games.

Author: 0 Egypt minister set to signal deal to renew Russian flights

The Egyptian tourism sector, one of the country's main sources of national income and foreign currency reserves, is expected to revive after the resumption of Russian flights to the North African Arab state after more than two years of suspension over security concerns, said Egyptian tourism officials and experts.

World News Franklin County plane crash claims three lives
Author: 0 Franklin County plane crash claims three lives

The plane, a single-engine Cessna, took off from Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport Saturday afternoon, according to online flight records. Initial reports indicated that the plane caught fire after it crashed. Three people and a dog were found dead among the plane's debris, police said. On Monday, Dec.18, autopsies will be performed on all three victims of the crash.

World News Officers say a woman was mauled to death by her pit bulls
Author: 0 Officers say a woman was mauled to death by her pit bulls

Bethany's father called the authorities on Thursday and said that he believed that he had discovered his daughter - who was missing for "over a day". "It shows up she was taken to the ground, lost cognizance, and the dogs at that point mauled her to death", he stated, as per a neighborhood Fox associate.

World News Amidst sexual misconduct allegations, Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D) will not seek re-election
Author: 0 Amidst sexual misconduct allegations, Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D) will not seek re-election

The committee said it "is aware of public allegations that Rep. Ruben Kihuen may have engaged in sexual harassment". He plans to cooperate with the probe and looks forward to "clearing my name", according to his statement. Another woman, who worked as a Nevada lobbyist while Kihuen was a state senator there, told The Nevada Independent this week that Kihuen made similar unwanted sexual advances toward her in person and through texts and Facebook messages.

World News Police Investigate 'Suspicious' Death of Prominent Toronto Couple
Author: 0 Police Investigate 'Suspicious' Death of Prominent Toronto Couple

Const. David Hopkinson said emergency crews were dispatched out as a medical call initially to the Sherman home, located on Old Colony Road near Bayview Avenue and Highway 401, just before 11:45 a.m. Homicide investigators have joined the case, although Sherman and his wife's death has not been officially ruled as one. Those include manufacturing and research facilities concentrated in the Toronto area as well as in Winnipeg.

World News Ski lift accident at popular resort leaves 20 trapped with 'multiple injuries'
Author: 0 Ski lift accident at popular resort leaves 20 trapped with 'multiple injuries'

Hussey Mountain said in a statement on Twitter: "There has not been a collapse". Five people sustained minor injuries after a ski lift malfunction Saturday morning at Tussey Mountain in Boalsburg. The last of the remaining skiers was evacuated from the lift at about 12:30 p.m. But officials said they have contacted the manufacturer to diagnose what caused the malfunction and would talk to "appropriate state agencies" before re-opening.

Author: 0 NCAC Condemns Trump Administration Censorship of CDC

As the Post noted, the list of banned words is likely in use at other agencies managed by the Health and Human Services administration, though according to Stat News , the Food and Drug Administration has denied it is in effect there. But perhaps they shouldn't have been so surprised, since the Trump administration has been eliding sensitive language to advance its conservative, anti-fact agenda for months.

World News Four Injured In 'Attempted Terrorist Attack' At Port Authority Terminal
Author: 0 Four Injured In 'Attempted Terrorist Attack' At Port Authority Terminal

Although authorities have stabilized the area, the NYPD advised people to stay clear of the Port Authority terminal and the surrounding Times Square area for now. Let's go back to work. "We can't be scared". "Yesterday at this time I walked above ground between 8th and 7th Avenue on 42nd Street.at the time of the attack".

World News Firefighter dies in California wildfires, leaves behind pregnant wife and toddler
Author: 0 Firefighter dies in California wildfires, leaves behind pregnant wife and toddler

The Thomas Fire has blackened nearly 100 000ha since it broke out 10 days ago, Cal Fire said, making it the fourth-largest blaze in the state's history. That fire burned down 157 structures, most in its destructive first hours. Relying on little more than hoses, back-mounted water tanks, and whatever sand they could toss at approaching fires, many have worked to protect the crops they tend until the moment they're forced to evacuate.

World News Weather Forecast: Light snow tonight
Author: 0 Weather Forecast: Light snow tonight

WBAL-TV 11 Meteorologist Ava Marie says parts of the Baltimore area could see 1 to 2 inches of accumulation and slick roads. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. On Saturday, mostly sunny with a high of about 40 with wind gusts as high as 28 miles per hour. Chance of snow 20 percent. Saturday night it will dip into the 20s again, warming up on Sunday for a high near 40 degrees.

World News 'We are defending democracy' with regulation cuts
Author: 0 'We are defending democracy' with regulation cuts

Hasn't happened in many decades. "We blew our target out of the water", he boasted today. The administration had in its first 11 months canceled or delayed 1,500 planned regulatory actions, he said. Early in his administration, Trump ordered that two existing regulations be repealed for any new one put on the books. "We're going to cut a ribbon because we're getting back below the 1960 level, and we'll be there fairly quickly".

World News Oasis Petroleum Inc. (OAS)
Author: 0 Oasis Petroleum Inc. (OAS)

For every buyer, there needs to be someone who sold them the shares they bought, just as there must be a buyer in order for a seller to get rid of his or her shares. The company holds 237.08 million outstanding shares and 232.37 million shares are floating in market. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage reported 0.02% in Oasis Petroleum Inc .

World News Wreaths Across America event set for December 16
Author: 0 Wreaths Across America event set for December 16

For over a year, the ladies of the Center of the Valley DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) chapter have researched, identified and documented graves of 184 Valley Center veterans and uploaded information on over 1,700 burials onto the Find- a- Grave website.

World News Redskins deny name change to 'Redhawks' after internet hoax
Author: 0 Redskins deny name change to 'Redhawks' after internet hoax

Among the spoof sites included mockeries of ESPN Sports, The Washington Post and Sports Illustrated . This fake website appears to be the same as the Washington Post , but the link is wrong, and the story is untrue. It appears that the hoax was created by Native American activists, as Deadspin points out, likely in an effort to make a point more than to deceive others.