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Heavy rain and winds have already hit parts of Jamaica, with floodwaters blocking roads in the capital Kingston. Schools in Haiti are closed today and Tuesday as the country braces for Matthew's arrival. Interim President Jocelerme Privert on Sunday advised Haitians to be prepared to move quickly in an address on state radio. As of 8 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT), the storm was centred about 200 miles (325 kilometres) southwest of Port-au-Prince.
  • N.Korea claims success in test of long-range rocket engine

    N.Korea claims success in test of long-range rocket engine

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    Kim directed the ground test of a high-powered engine of a carrier rocket for a geo-stationary satellite at the Sohae Space Center in the country's northwest, according to the official Korean Central News Agency. The Liaoning Hongxiang Group operates six companies that allegedly sold North Korea aluminum bars and chemicals that have potential military purposes, 10 ships involved in the North's banned mineral trade, including coal, and a hotel that allegedly is the headquarters for a group of ...
  • Mother of Alfred Olango: "My son (was) a good, loving young man"

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    You have now viewed your allowance of free articles. She said she and her family came to the US from war-torn Uganda 25 years ago when Olango was a teen and just wanted to be safe. The object turned out to be a 4-inch electronic cigarette, known as a vape pen. Police later said a psychiatric emergency-response team clinician was on another call at the time.
  • Clown-related message in Oswego called a hoax

    Clown-related message in Oswego called a hoax

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    The Fort Worth, Richardson and Saginaw school districts said they are investigating similar threats on social media. She told police she fought him off and escaped. NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller addressed the issue Monday. Creepy clown sightings have been happening all over the country and are now causing some problems for police in one New Mexico city.
  • ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, 3 aides suffering from

    ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, 3 aides suffering from "Severe Poisoning"

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    A spokeswoman for the U.S. embassy in Baghdad , asked about the oil deal, said: "We give the Iraqi government all of the credit on the agreement". "Most of the group's foreign fighters have by now fled to Syria", he asserted. The spokesman further said that Baghdad welcomes all global efforts to help Iraq in the face of Daesh, noting, however, that it is Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, not Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan, who will set a zero hour for liberation of the ...
  • Christie Rejects Testimony He Knew About Bridgegate

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    Maybe so, but Wildstein, who pleaded guilty for his role and is now the government's flawed, star witness, has asserted that the early knowledge of the lane-closing scheme - and the attempt to hide the scheme under the bogus explanation that the lanes were closed as part of a legitimate traffic study - was not limited to Baroni and Kelly, the two defendants on trial.
  • Chicago teachers announce strike date of Oct 11; Negotiations continue

    Chicago teachers announce strike date of Oct 11; Negotiations continue

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    Union vice president Jesse Sharkey said in addition to pay, the union's stance is partially motivated by cuts in school staffing, including librarians, and services such as special education experts. "A strike would harm the children we're all here to serve". Emanuel said he'll personally be involved in negotiations if called upon. "We hope the CTU's leadership works in good faith at the bargaining table to reach a fair deal for teachers and students".
  • Supreme Court won't take up Redskins case

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    However, the Supreme Court did agree to hear a case brought by the Asian-American rock band The Slants, which challenged the PTO's policy based on the band's First Amendment rights. The band won at the federal appeals court level and the Obama administration asked the Supreme Court to review that decision. The government said the law that governs trademarks prevents registration of so-called disparaging trademarks, and some Native American groups consider the name offensive.
  • Udine, impiegata di banca truffa i clienti a Tolmezzo: arrestata

    Udine, impiegata di banca truffa i clienti a Tolmezzo: arrestata

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    L'indagine è partita a gennaio dalla denuncia di un anziano cliente della banca che si è lamentato per l'inspiegabile ammanco di 150 mila euro dal conto corrente. Al fine di raggirare e convincere le persone truffate, l'indagata consegnava ai risparmiatori rendiconti fittizi, che simulavano irreali patrimoni e profitti.