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Red Kettle Campaign donations down; volunteers crank up the bells

Red Kettle Campaign donations down; volunteers crank up the bells

The incident occurred December 5 around 1 p.m.at the Acme on Mantua Avenue in Woodbury. Already, the Salvation Army and community volunteers have helped make it a better Christmas for many families,...

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Canadian billionaire couple found dead in their mansion basement

Canadian billionaire couple found dead in their mansion basement

The emergency services were alerted around noon Friday, although Const. David Hopkinson denied affirming who made the 911 call, the Star reported . Sarah Alvi lives with her family across the road ...

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Amsterdam airport cops shoot man with knife, officials say

Amsterdam airport cops shoot man with knife, officials say

A video purporting to show the man being carried away on a stretcher has emerged on social media . Dutch police say they have shot and arrested a man who wielded a knife at Amsterdam's Schiphol...

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Facebook testing a Snooze button to mute people and pages

Facebook testing a Snooze button to mute people and pages

Facebook will now let you temporarily mute a friend's posts from your News Feed with a new feature called Snooze . Facebook has begun to roll out the new Snooze feature, allowing users to discr...

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Facebook to add pre-roll ads and other changes to videos

Facebook to add pre-roll ads and other changes to videos

The update is relatively small (and most users probably won't even notice), but it's yet another way for Facebook to push video content - and also use its unknown troves of user data to keep people ...

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New York Police responding to explosion at Port Authority

New York Police responding to explosion at Port Authority

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump had been briefed on the incident. "This was an attempted terrorist attack , " CNN quoted New York City Mayor Bill d...

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Bitcoin Exchanges in India Under the Scrutiny of Income Tax Authority

Bitcoin Exchanges in India Under the Scrutiny of Income Tax Authority

A cryptocurrency , Bitcoin's value touched almost 20,000 US dollars this month, for the first time, in its astounding assent that puzzled watchers. A senior official from the tax department was cit...

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The Healthiest And Least Healthy States In The US

The Healthiest And Least Healthy States In The US

Last year, MA ranked second, behind Hawaii. Among the state's strengths are its low percentage of uninsured people, low prevalence of obesity , and high vaccination rates. Dr. Georges Benjamin, execu...

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Energy prices drive U.S. wholesale inflation to 5-year record high

Energy prices drive U.S. wholesale inflation to 5-year record high

That annual inflation reading has remained below the Fed's 2% target for the best part of 5 1/2 years. Core prices excluding food and energy were dragged down by a decline in clothing prices, which ...

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Geminid meteor shower set to dazzle sky after midnight

Geminid meteor shower set to dazzle sky after midnight

Sky-watchers, however, will not have to find the point in the sky where the meteors originate, which is known as the "radiant point" of the shower. And there is the likelihood that this Geminid show c...

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Ryanair pilots plan strike before busy holiday travel period

Ryanair pilots plan strike before busy holiday travel period

Although the number of employees involved in the strike is fewer than the total number of Irish-based Ryanair pilots, the action will have impact because planes can not legally or safely fly without a...

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Ronaldo, Bale score as Real Madrid advance to Club World Cup final

Ronaldo, Bale score as Real Madrid advance to Club World Cup final

The first-choice goalkeeper was forced off only six minutes into the second half but performed heroics to keep Real out during the opening period. Barcelona face Deportivo while Madrid are playing...

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EU Signs Off On Easyjet Takeover Of Air Berlin Assets

EU Signs Off On Easyjet Takeover Of Air Berlin Assets

The Austrian government said it was ready to repatriate any Niki passengers stranded overseas if necessary. "It was clear from the start that Lufthansa and Air Berlin overlap on a very significant num...

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Smoker arrested after threatening to kill everyone on Southwest flight

Smoker arrested after threatening to kill everyone on Southwest flight

The flight attendant then asks the woman to sit down, but she says, again, "I will kill everyone on this (expletive) plane". Hampton says when the crew stopped Curbelo from having a cigarette in the...

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Netflix accused of spying on users after 'creepy' tweet

Netflix accused of spying on users after 'creepy' tweet

Netflix has defended a tweet that referred specifically to 53 people who had watched its new Christmas film every day for 18 days. This should go without saying, but after a light-hearted twee...

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Inflation accelerates to 15-month high of 4.88% in Nov

At the same time, input price inflation surged to 7.3 percent on a yearly basis from 4.8 percent a month ago. Core CPI, which excluded more volatile prices such as for fuel and food, stayed at 2.7...

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Gold coin worth $1300 left in South Carolina Salvation Army kettle

Gold coin worth $1300 left in South Carolina Salvation Army kettle

It's about making people feel happy. The goal for this year is set at $120,000. Maj. Beckie Stearns said the organization, as of Thursday evening, was at about $99,800 raised so far toward its $24...

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House Ethics Committee Investigating Two GOP Members; One Resigns

House Ethics Committee Investigating Two GOP Members; One Resigns

House Speaker Paul Ryan was reportedly informed of the Franks' inappropriate behavior last week and immediately urged him to step down. He was expected to make a statement Thursday; the aide was n...

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Chinese Media Claims Indian Drone Invaded China's Airspace, Violated 'Territorial Sovereignty'

Chinese Media Claims Indian Drone Invaded China's Airspace, Violated 'Territorial Sovereignty'

In September, BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit had, for the first time, named Pakistan- based terror groups LeT, JeM and the Haqqani network in its declaration, which was...

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Oklahoma RB Rodney Anderson accused of raping woman

Oklahoma RB Rodney Anderson accused of raping woman

The woman who filed the order wrote in a court statement that she met Anderson at a bar on November 16 for the first time. She said she was planning on going home alone, but Anderson took her home. ...

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Starbucks opens its largest location in China

Starbucks opens its largest location in China

The ceiling, according to a news release, is made of "10,000 handmade wooden hexagon-shaped tiles, inspired by the locking of an espresso shot on an espresso machine". Starbucks is partnering with Al...

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Global passenger traffic up 7.2pc in Oct: IATA

Global passenger traffic up 7.2pc in Oct: IATA

A strong upcycle in the cargo markets will also support the expected profit improvement next year, it added. Jet fuel prices are expected to rise even more quickly to $73.8 per barrel ( up 12.5 per...

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Cboe launching Bitcoin Future earlier than CME

Cboe launching Bitcoin Future earlier than CME

Bitcoin has taken another step toward the financial mainstream, after a United States regulator said it would let two traditional exchanges begin trading in Bitcoin-related financial contracts. Bit...

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Salil S Parekh is the new CEO, Managing Director of Infosys

Salil S Parekh is the new CEO, Managing Director of Infosys

Parekh being a more understated executive is reflected by the fact that there is not much publicly available about the 53-year old executive, who is an Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay graduate a...

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Expert Views: India's economy grows 6.3 percent in July-Sept

Expert Views: India's economy grows 6.3 percent in July-Sept

The country's fiscal deficit crossed 96 per cent of budget estimates at October-end, according to government data. "We also possibly need to examine whether the 3 percentage point increase in tax ra...

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Police in Potsdam, Germany evacuate Christmas market, investigate suspicious object

Police in Potsdam, Germany evacuate Christmas market, investigate suspicious object

The device has since been defused , police said. But later they added that they were not sure whether it was a genuine explosive device or a dummy. Police warn that there may be more such packages ...

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Thousands of American Airlines flights for the holidays don't have pilots

Thousands of American Airlines flights for the holidays don't have pilots

The Allied Pilots Association , which represents employees for American Airlines, said on Wednesday that a scheduling error from the airline may affect more than 15,000 flights from December 17 to 3...

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USC grad students walk out to protest GOP tax reform bill

USC grad students walk out to protest GOP tax reform bill

Still, attending a university is not necessarily a bad investment for a student, if they can pay for it. While students don't receive cold hard cash for their tuition, universities do often grant th...

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American lacks pilots for some December flights on IT flaw

American lacks pilots for some December flights on IT flaw

The Allied Pilots Association , which represents some 15,000 American Airlines pilots, said the airline notified the union about a problem with the pilots' schedule bidding system last Friday. A grie...

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Foot Traffic Analysis Shows Height of Black Friday Retail Bump

Foot Traffic Analysis Shows Height of Black Friday Retail Bump

While the shift away from stores has been happening for years, the evolution continues to accelerate. "From good weather across the country to low unemployment and strong consumer confidence, the clim...

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