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World News Gov. Kasich signs bill banning Down Syndrome abortions
Author: 0 Gov. Kasich signs bill banning Down Syndrome abortions

Moreover, the law does not require a concrete diagnosis of down syndrome, but rather would prohibit abortion in cases where the fetus "has or may have Down syndrome". Copeland also argued the law serves to exploit families caring for a loved one with Down syndrome by using them "as part of a larger anti-choice strategy" to criminalize all abortion care.

World News Jordan Feldstein, Jonah Hill's Brother and Maroon 5 Manager, Dead at 40
Author: 0 Jordan Feldstein, Jonah Hill's Brother and Maroon 5 Manager, Dead at 40

Per reports in People , the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office are investigating his death as a possible accident. He also happened to be the brother of actor Jonah Hill . His brief 2013 marriage to Clint Eastwood's daughter was reportedly annulled, and his previous marriage and children are largely kept out of the public eye.

World News First AC local train service begins in the city; commuters elated
Author: 0 First AC local train service begins in the city; commuters elated

The long-awaited dream of travelling in an air-conditioned local has become a reality for many people in the city, as railway minister Piyush Goyal, on the occasion of Christmas, inaugurated the first AC local ran on Western Line which ran between Borivali and Churchgate around 10:00 am.

World News North Korea slams latest Trump security strategy as a 'criminal document'
Author: 0 North Korea slams latest Trump security strategy as a 'criminal document'

The proposal would limit crude oil imports to 4 million barrels per year . The most recent North Korean missile test was on September 14, when North Korea launched an intermediate-range missile over Japan into the Pacific Ocean. He said the new sanctions were likely to have a significant impact on its core industries of machinery, chemicals and military equipment. It also requires the expulsion by the end of 2019 of all North Korean expatriate workers who are estimated to earn the ...

World News Lalu convicted in fodder scam, party to appeal in high court
Author: 0 Lalu convicted in fodder scam, party to appeal in high court

His son and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav was present in court and accompanied his father to the jail campus. Rejecting the RJD chief 's claim of a BJP conspiracy behind his conviction, Union minister J P Nadda said, "It has been proved that Lalu Prasad indulged in corruption and the decision has been given by the court".

World News CHP Officers Seriously Injured In Horrific Highway 880 Crash
Author: 0 CHP Officers Seriously Injured In Horrific Highway 880 Crash

CHP officials did not provide information about their injuries or details about the cause of the collision. Traffic is congested because all vehicles, involving semi trucks, are being diverted to A Street. Jerry Brown, who released a statement on the officer's death on Christmas. Flags at the state Capitol will be flown at half-staff in honor of Camilleri, Brown said.

World News Erica Garner on Life Support After Suffering Heart Attack
Author: 0 Erica Garner on Life Support After Suffering Heart Attack

As of Christmas Day, Erica is unable to breathe on her own, and remains in a coma on life support. Gather's family posted on her Twitter account on Monday, to thank individuals for their petitions and support. In the years since her dad's demise, Erica Garner has stayed dynamic as a nonconformist and speaker. She get on my last nerve but I'd rather fight with my sister then to lose her, ' she wrote.

World News Police say missing toddler's dad
Author: 0 Police say missing toddler's dad "may harm the child"

Police believe he could be on his way to Houston , Texas. According to the press release, the child was allegedly abducted by Viktor Bandurovskiy during a visitation. Eli V. Bandurovskiy is a 1-year-old boy with blond hail, hazel eyes weighing 32 pounds. Police are searching for a white 2008 Scion TC with Arkansas plates, 940MNT last seen at 2655 N.

World News Three families displaced from their homes in Fernwood
Author: 0 Three families displaced from their homes in Fernwood

A fire destroyed a home in Houston, Washington County on Sunday, Christmas Eve. It took about 24 firefighters to put out the flames. The fire spread from the first vehicle to the second, and then into the house. He said neighbors were bringing blankets for the residents to wrap themselves in and offering their houses as shelter on the cold, snowy morning. "Thankfully, the family won't need to leave home on Christmas", Franklin said.

World News Serena Williams to return in Abu Dhabi next week
Author: 0 Serena Williams to return in Abu Dhabi next week

Two athletes have withdrawn from the Mubadala event: the men's world No. 1 player, Rafael Nadal , and the three-time Grand Slam victor Stan Wawrinka . Williams was six weeks pregnant when she won the 2017 Australian Open , her career 23rd singles Grand Slam championship. Williams will return with a match against Latvia's French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko , making them the first women to compete in the previously male-only event.

World News Bus kills at least 4 people in Moscow, driver detained
Author: 0 Bus kills at least 4 people in Moscow, driver detained

The Russian capital is also covered in heavy snow and ice and witnesses say hard driving conditions may have caused the vehicle to lose control. It has a broken windscreen and smashed windows along the left-hand side, which scraped the barrier of the walkway.

World News Christmas celebrated with fervour in AP
Author: 0 Christmas celebrated with fervour in AP

Those traits are highlighted at this time of year, a time when "Peace on Earth" becomes a mantra for both the religious and the secular, with constant exhortations appearing in the songs of the season or on greeting cards or in personal salutations.

Author: 0 Guatemala says it is moving embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Israel's Foreign Ministry has praised a decision by the president of Guatemala for the Central American country to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem , saying the announcement represented "true friendship" between the two countries. Israel is in touch with "at least ten countries" over the possible transfer of their embassies to Jerusalem after the United States recognised the city as Israel's capital, a deputy minister said today.

World News Ukraine 'grateful' to U.S. decision to provide arms
Author: 0 Ukraine 'grateful' to U.S. decision to provide arms

The US State Department announced Friday that Washington had "decided to provide Ukraine enhanced defensive capabilities as part of our effort to help Ukraine build its long-term defense capacity". Ryabkov added: "They have started talking about Javelin missile complexes "to begin with". In thanking the USA for its support, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addressed the concerns over how the weapons would be used.

World News Appeals court: President Trump exceeded authority with travel ban
Author: 0 Appeals court: President Trump exceeded authority with travel ban

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court granted the U.S. administration's request to lift two injunctions imposed by lower courts that had partially blocked the ban. 9th Circuit Judges Michael Daly Hawkins, Ronald Gould and Richard Paez issued a 71-page joint opinion saying the president's order arrogates power that Congress reserved through legislation it passed.

World News Jai Ram Thakur will be new CM of Himachal Pradesh
Author: 0 Jai Ram Thakur will be new CM of Himachal Pradesh

He had won his first assembly election in 1998 from Mandi. The BJP took nearly a week to decide on the Chief Minister after its chief ministerial candidate Dhumal lost the election. He was one of the top contenders for the post despite his defeat but at the last moment, the Central leadership of the party convinced him and his supporters that this would not send good signal to the rest of the country as the countdown for the general elections of 2019 has already begun.

World News County council to meet to allow prepayment of property tax
Author: 0 County council to meet to allow prepayment of property tax

Property taxes have been a hot button topics for thousands of McHenry County residents for years. Still, it's a "viable option" for taxpayers who want to take advantage of the current deduction for state and local taxes, an especially popular deduction for many property owners in high-tax NY state.

World News Modesto man arrested for planning terror attack in SF
Author: 0 Modesto man arrested for planning terror attack in SF

A tow truck driver in California has been arrested and charged with attempting to provide support to terrorists. Officials say they executed a search warrant and seized numerous items from the home of the man accused of plotting a terror attack on San Francisco's Pier 39 for Christmas Day.

World News £500m cost of returning to blue passports is branded 'fake news'
Author: 0 £500m cost of returning to blue passports is branded 'fake news'

While the picture page will be made of a "super-strength plastic polycarbonate material that will be more hard to alter". As it turns out, however, the choice of color was always Britain's to make, and it didn't need a referendum to clear the path to return to the style that was first used in 1921.

World News Trump takes note of who's naughty and nice at Christmas
Author: 0 Trump takes note of who's naughty and nice at Christmas

He offered renewed praise to the Coast Guard for saving thousands of lives during a series of deadly US hurricanes. 'What a job you've done'. More than 200,000 homes were damaged and more than 30,000 people have lost their jobs, sparking an exodus of more than 200,000 Puerto Ricans to Florida alone.

World News Queen Elizabeth II to praise UK's response to extremism
Author: 0 Queen Elizabeth II to praise UK's response to extremism

Pictures of the Queen's great grandchildren, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, can be seen, along with two wedding related images of the Queen and Philip - but taken 70 years apart. The queen, her husband Prince Philip and family members plan to attend a church service Monday near Elizabeth's country estate in Sandringham. The nation endured a series of devastating terrorist atrocities during the year, beginning with the Westminster Bridge attack in March that saw four pedestrians die ...

World News Names released in deadly dog attack
Author: 0 Names released in deadly dog attack

Every morning, Lorraine Saylor put out bird seed in her yard for wild birds. He threw a door stop and yelled at the dogs, allowing his brother to get away by going into the house. Police say it happened on Christmas Eve at about 11 a.m. along State Route 66 in Bell County. The caller said that his brother and sister-in-law were attacked by two of their neighbor's dogs.

World News Blizzard Warning in Eastern NH
Author: 0 Blizzard Warning in Eastern NH

A winter weather advisory for parts of NY and New Jersey warning of 1 to 3 inches of snow accumulation expired at 7 a.m. Eighty-year-old Ed Cyr uses a snowblower to clear his driveway at his Bangor home following a late winter snow storm, March 15, 2017.

World News $60 million-winning Lotto Max ticket sold in Quebec
Author: 0 $60 million-winning Lotto Max ticket sold in Quebec

Sales will end when all 200,000 tickets are purchased, or at 1:59 a.m. January 3, whichever comes first, according to a lottery spokesman. The victor is a second-prize Maxmillions ticket worth $219.189.70. Meanwhile there is still time for a lucky player to be in with a chance of becoming an instant millionaire through the popular National Lottery Christmas Millionaire Raffle with a guaranteed top prize of one million euros.

World News Several people killed in plane crash at major airport
Author: 0 Several people killed in plane crash at major airport

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said there were "no survivors" of the crash at Bartow Municipal Airport in Bartow, Florida. The pilot was identified as 70-year-old John Shannon, an attorney from Lakeland, Florida. "It's a tragedy of monumental proportions when it happens on Christmas Eve". Victoria Shannon and Peter Worthington were married in June at Baltimore's George Peabody Library, according to a wedding announcement.

World News From 'the American People': US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Gets Package of Manure
Author: 0 From 'the American People': US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Gets Package of Manure

The gift was a box full of manure, the sender left the name "The American People". No evacuations were ordered, but the street was closed while authorities examined the large box. The package - which contained horse manure - was dropped off at a neighbor's house. According to police, the package was wrapped like a present. Most famously, he was pictured showing off money with his signature on them to his wife, Louise Linton .

World News United States backs re-election of Honduran president despite vote controversy
Author: 0 United States backs re-election of Honduran president despite vote controversy

President Hernández will begin his second term when he is re-inaugurated on January 27, 2018. In that case, the turmoil was sparked by leftist leader Manuel Zelaya. Norma Torres, a Democrat from California. At least 17 people have died in the post-electoral violence. According to the official results, Hernandez beat Nasralla by 1.5 percentage points.

World News Supermarket worker stabbed to death in front of shoppers
Author: 0 Supermarket worker stabbed to death in front of shoppers

The suspect, who is aged in his 40s, was wrestled to the ground by staff after launching himself at the woman. Willsher was married and had a young daughter. Matthew Barnes, chief executive of Aldi UK and Ireland, said: "Everyone at Aldi is heartbroken by this devastating news". Andy Rankine, the mayor of Skipton, said the whole town was "in shock and grieving over the loss of Jodie".

World News London Zoo fire kills one animal, several still missing
Author: 0 London Zoo fire kills one animal, several still missing

An aardvark named Misha has died and an adventure café and shop severely damaged in a blaze at London Zoo that took more than 70 firefighters to bring under control. London Zoo employees comfort a colleague after the fire broke out. Other animals nearby are being monitored by vets, but the zoo said indications were that they were unaffected.

World News U.S. ambassador to Netherlands describes own words as 'fake news'
Author: 0 U.S. ambassador to Netherlands describes own words as 'fake news'

President Trump's choice for the top diplomat to the Netherlands was unable to represent himself, much less the United States, in an interview about wild statements he'd made about Muslims and the country. "Chaos in the Netherlands", he continues. "No-go zones" are zones that are accepted to be excessively hazardous, making it impossible to enter, and those contradicting more migration in places like Europe have utilized the detailed zones to push back against approaches that would open ...

Author: 0 Obamacare Sign-Ups Stay Strong at 8.8 Million Amid Obstacles

CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced the final enrollment on Twitter, and thanked her team for making open enrollment "the smoothest experience for consumers to date". And yet it was a year when Obamacare was featured prominently in the news for months as Republicans tried and ultimately failed to repeal it. And the operators of the state exchange want people to know that despite what you may have heard from Washington, Obamacare is still working here but you must sign up by Friday at ...