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December 31, 2017

Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes off North Coast

A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Saturday evening seven miles from Petrolia, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:28 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 12.4 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 25 miles from Fortuna, 38 miles from Eureka...



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December 31, 2017

Imperial Beach city official shot three times in Mexican resort town, authorities say

An Imperial Beach city administrator who was killed earlier this week in what appears to be a robbery while vacationing in a southern Mexican resort town had been shot three times, a Mexican official said.

Authorities are investigating the slaying Thursday of Doug Bradley, who friends and family...



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December 31, 2017

Laguna Beach girls' water polo survives to win fifth straight Holiday Cup

The Laguna Beach High girls’ water polo team won its fifth straight Holiday Cup title Saturday at Newport Harbor High.

The final against Mater Dei felt like anything but a holiday.

Leads didn’t seem to last long throughout the game, both teams taking whatever momentum they could get. The score...



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December 31, 2017

Orange Bowl: Alex Hornibrook carries Wisconsin over Miami

Alex Hornibrook threw four touchdown passes, three of them to Danny Davis, and No. 6 Wisconsin capped off the winningest season in school history by topping No. 11 Miami 34-24 in the Orange Bowl on Saturday night.

Jonathan Taylor capped his record-setting freshman season with 130 rushing yards...



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December 31, 2017

Ducks almost at full strength as they prepare for Coyotes

Now that the Ducks are close to full strength, they can begin to develop some chemistry.

Of course, Corey Perry still needs to return from a lower-body injury and reoccupy his rightful place on the top line.

But with No. 2 center Ryan Kesler back in the lineup, the Ducks are the healthiest they’ve...



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December 31, 2017

Sam Darnold isn't the only Trojan with a big decision to make

Sam Darnold strode into a news conference following USC’s pounding in Friday’s Cotton Bowl under his own power. But he might as well have been carried in on a shield.

The Trojans’ quarterback committed three turnovers that led to two Ohio State touchdowns and was sacked eight times. But he didn’t...



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December 31, 2017

Here's what happened at Dave Chappelle and John Mayer's secretive no-phones concert

It’s one thing to find out that Dave Chappelle knows all the words to the Radiohead song “Creep.” And it’s another to discover that the famous comedian gets a kick out of singing it at his favorite strip-club karaoke night in Portland, Ore.

As funny as this information is, though, the real comedy...



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December 31, 2017

Authorities identify Long Beach law office shooter, victim

Authorities have identified the man who shot two others before turning a gun on himself Friday at a Long Beach law office.

John Alexander Mendoza, 58, of Redondo Beach killed 75-year-old Major Langer and injured another 64-year-old man “before shooting himself,” according to the Long Beach Police...



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December 31, 2017

NBA roundup: Pistons stifle Spurs' offense in win

Andre Drummond had 14 points and 21 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons held San Antonio to its lowest point total of the season in a 93-79 victory over the Spurs on Saturday night.

Playing without starting guards Reggie Jackson (right ankle sprain) and Avery Bradley (sore right groin), the Pistons...



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December 31, 2017

Two security guards shot to death at hotel-casino in Las Vegas; suspect in critical condition

Two security guards were shot dead inside a hotel room at a Las Vegas hotel-casino early Saturday morning before the gunman fled and ultimately shot and injured himself.

Las Vegas Police Lt. Dan McGrath said the shooting happened around 6:30 a.m. at Arizona Charlie’s Hotel and Casino on Decatur...



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December 31, 2017

Rahul joins Sonia in Goa to ring in the New Year

Rahul Gandhi landed in Goa last night in his first visit to the state after taking over the reins of Congress party as its president. Soon after his arrival, Rahul headed to the beach resort in South Goa, where his mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi has been putting up for the past few days.

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December 31, 2017

'Future robots will do their own programming'

The crowd at IIT-Bombay’s annual Techfest was almost disappointed when the most-awaited session with Sophia, the first humanoid robot to get citizenship, was called off on Saturday, albeit momentarily. It was Sophia’s first visit to the country.

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

December 30, 2017

For Los Angeles Kings rookies, life on the ice is an adjustment

Kings coach John Stevens recently pulled aside some of his rookies to tell them they weren’t rookies anymore.

It was a breakfast conversation with Alex Iafallo and Kurtis MacDermid, who have passed the 25-game threshold that designates players as rookies. It was also a reminder that the learning...



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December 30, 2017

Chargers know Marshawn Lynch and the Raiders are ready to exploit their biggest weakness

The numbers are not eye-popping by Marshawn Lynch standards. The burly Oakland Raiders running back, whom the Chargers must corral Sunday to keep their playoff hopes alive, has rushed 188 times for 790 yards and seven touchdowns in his return from a year off, leaving him a long shot to reach 1,000...



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December 30, 2017

In 2017, anywhere investors threw money it multiplied

Investors weren't challenged to make money in 2017. It was almost impossible to lose it.

The trading year that ended Friday was remarkable for the breadth of positive returns. Nearly every major category of investments — including U.S. stocks and bonds, foreign stocks and bonds, real estate and...



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December 30, 2017

The Huddle: Todd Gurley gets it done for fantasy and charity as Rams gear up for playoffs

Visit "The Huddle" during the Rams’ season for the latest in NFL news, notes, conversation and opinion.

This is notable

The Rams lead the NFL in scoring, averaging 31 points a game, with one game remaining Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. If the Rams maintain their mark and stay ahead of...



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December 30, 2017

How Italian Bombs Killed Yemeni Civilians

We followed shipments of bombs from a holiday island in Italy to Saudi Arabia, then found those bombs at the scene of civilian deaths in Yemen. Is Italy capitalizing on a brutal conflict or just doing business?

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December 30, 2017

State Dept. posts Huma Abedin emails found on Anthony Weiner's laptop - CNN


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State Dept. posts Huma Abedin emails found on Anthony Weiner's laptop
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Washington (CNN) The State Department posted a number of emails belonging to former top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin on Friday after the messages were found on Anthony Weiner's laptop by the FBI. Several of the released documents were found to ...
State Department releases classified emails from Clinton aide Huma Abedin found on Anthony Weiner's computerUSA TODAY
State Department releases Huma Abedin emails found on Anthony Weiner's laptopFox News
State Dept. posts Clinton aide's documents found on Weiner's laptopThe Hill (blog)
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December 30, 2017

I-T dept visits Jaya's Poes Garden residence

A team of state government officials and income tax officials visited late former chief minister Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden residence on Saturday morning. Sources told TOI that the visit of district collector and revenue officials was part of the memorial project.

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December 30, 2017

India slams Palestine over Hafiz-envoy meet

The presence of the Palestinian envoy at a JuD rally is a slap on the face for India, just last week India voted for a UNGA resolution against the US decision to move its capital to Jerusalem. India, like 127 other countries voted on the principle that the status of Jerusalem would be decided after a deal between Israel and Palestine

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December 30, 2017

U'khand madrassa body wants Sanksrit in syllabus

The Madrassa Welfare Society of Uttarakhand (MWSU), a social organisation which oversees 207 madrassas across the state in which over 25,000 children study, has approached the state government with a request to include Sanskrit as one of the languages taught to its students

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December 30, 2017

Thai fraudster sentenced to 13275 years in prison - BBC News


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Thai fraudster sentenced to 13275 years in prison
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A Thai court has sentenced a fraudster to more than 13,000 years in prison. Pudit Kittithradilok, 34, admitted running a Ponzi scheme whereby he promised investors artificially high financial returns. About 40,000 people were persuaded to pour more ...

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December 30, 2017

Trump lawyers to attack Flynn credibility: Wash Post

Trump lawyers to attack Flynn credibility: Wash PostWashington Post reporter Carol Leonning joins MSNBC to discuss her new report that President Trump's legal team is preparing to attack Michael Flynn's credibility, should he accuse the president or his aides of wrongdoing.




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December 30, 2017

Trump talks China, North Korea in impromptu interview

Trump talks China, North Korea in impromptu interviewSpeaking with the New York Times, the president acknowledged he’s “been soft” on China on trade, and decried the Russia investigation, but said he thinks Robert Mueller is “going to be fair.”




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December 30, 2017

U.N. human rights experts appalled by pardon of Peru's Fujimori

U.N. human rights experts appalled by pardon of Peru's FujimoriPeruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's pardon of his predecessor Alberto Fujimori is an appalling "slap in the face" for his victims and a major setback for the rule of law, a group of U.N. human rights experts said on Thursday. "A humanitarian pardon has been granted to someone convicted of serious crimes after a fair trial, whose guilt is not in question and who does not meet the legal requirements for a pardon,” they said in a statement.




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