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Snow stops $4k theft at North Dakota party store

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 23:03 Edited time: 6 Jan, 2018 23:04 As the US shivers amid record low temperatures and colossal amounts of snow, the adverse weather appears to have redeemed itself – preventing the theft of party and craft supplies worth $ 4,000. It took Dustin Johnson, 22, more than 7 hours to meticulously pack his cart with ...

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‘NASA’s most experienced astronaut’ John Young dies aged 87

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 19:16 Edited time: 6 Jan, 2018 19:42 NASA veteran John Young, the only US astronaut to go into space as part of the Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle programs, and the first to fly into space six times, has died aged 87. Described by NASA as the agency’s “most experienced astronaut,” Young flew to the ...

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‘Bomb cyclone’ kills 22, leaves frozen wake of destruction (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 17:21 The ‘bomb cyclone‘ cold weather system that hit the US east coast this week has moved on, leaving freezing temperatures and more than 20 dead in its wake. At least 22 people have died as a result of the extreme conditions, CBS News reports. The casualties include a girl who was hit with a ...

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Planes collide at JFK amid fallout from ‘bomb cyclone’ closure (PHOTOS)

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 16:48 Two planes collided at JFK Airport in New York early Saturday amid chaotic scenes brought on by the recent shutdown of the airport due to a massive snowstorm. Several planes trying to land at JFK were left stranded for up to seven hours with some forced to turn around due to major capacity issues. ...

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‘Mental stability and being, like, really smart’: Trump reveals keys to his success

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 14:54 US President Donald Trump took to his favorite social media outlet to refute claims concerning his mental stability made in a new ‘tell-all’ book about his administration. In ‘Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House’, author Michael Wolff alleges, among other things, that Trump is mentally unfit for office because he’s “semi-literate” and ...

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US Army’s school shooting simulator lets you play gunman (VIDEO)

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 14:26 A US Army war simulation game, adapted to prepare teachers for school shootings, will also allow participants to play the part of the gunman in a mock ‘active shooter’ situation. There are three playable roles in the video game-like simulation – teacher, shooter, and officer. Suspects can be both adults and children. The virtual ...

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Trump says Rand Paul’s call to end all US aid to Pakistan ‘a good idea’

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 11:21 US President Donald Trump praised a bill that Senator Rand Paul plans to introduce, aiming to cut all US aid to Pakistan, after the US State Department conditionally withheld security funding to the country. “Good idea Rand!” Trump tweeted Friday night, sharing a video of Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) promoting his bill to eliminate ...

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Fire and Fury: Which of these claims are excerpts from Trump ‘tell-all’ book? (QUIZ)

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 11:34 The internet has gone into meltdown over a new ‘tell-all’ book sourced from inside the Trump White House that could, the author claims, bring down the president. Journalist Michael Wolff said Saturday that his book contains revelations that will eventually lead to the fall of Donald Trump’s administration. Meanwhile, Trump has slammed ‘Fire and ...

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New US customs guidelines limit agents from accessing remote data on electronic devices

In response to a nearly 60 percent spike in searches of electronic devices, customs agents are now prohibited from accessing information that is not stored on the device itself, such as cloud data. US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) issued a new policy directive on Friday that creates a distinction between “basic” and “advanced” searches of electronic devices. A basic ...

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‘Particularly heinous’: Pennsylvania police chief charged with sex crimes

Published time: 6 Jan, 2018 07:40 Leechburg, Pennsylvania Police Chief Michael Diebold, who gained national attention after losing part of his arm in a fireworks accident last summer, has been arrested and charged with various sex crimes. Diebold, 40, was arrested on Friday at a designated meeting location in Westmoreland County by agents belonging to the state attorney general’s Child ...

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