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Pope Francis to participate in Cardinal Law's funeral service

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O'Malley also said he was sad that Law's ministry to the sick, poor and to migrants was overshadowed by the abuse crisis. Many in the church called for Law's resignation, including the lay group Voice of the Faithful and a group of 60 priests who signed a letter calling for Law to step down. Lire la suite »

Apple Reveals Why Old iPhones Are Slowing Down Over Time

Apple has now admitted that the slowing of the phone's central processing unit (CPU) does take place, although not to force consumers to upgrade their devices. Apple denies that such an update has anything to do with planned obsolescence, but until this disclosure iPhone users may well have thought there was a problem with the processor and not just the battery. Lire la suite »

More banks spreading the wealth after Trump signs tax bill

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President Donald Trump had already extended his tax-cut victory dance Friday morning, taking credit for a wave of corporate bonus announcements in the wake of his legislative victory on Wednesday. The bonus will cost Associated $1 million. Following the bill's passage, a number of companies announced plans to share that windfall, at least in part, with employees. Lire la suite »

Conservative Party clears two MPs of allegations of inappropriate advances

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A Conservative Party spokesman said: 'Following an investigation, a panel headed by an independent QC considered the evidence and has concluded there has not been a breach of the code of conduct. "However, it found that his behaviour in this matter was inappropriate and fell short of the standards the Party expects". They had been referred to a disciplinary panel, set up amid a number of allegations about MPs. Lire la suite »

School employees win long fought victory over state

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The money was meant to help pay for retiree health care, but the courts ruled the 2010 law that provided for the mandatory deductions was unconstitutional. It was collected under a 2010 law that was subsequently struck down. The court's decision was unanimous. "The legislature singled out school employees with this bill which was another problem in it and the teacher unions, MEA and AFT were the ones that fought this for all employees whether they were union members or not, so everyone will ... Lire la suite »

Dense fog appears again before Santa does

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Most of the rain will exit prior to lunch time on Saturday , but a leftover shower or two is possible through the day. After the morning fog Friday , Acadiana will see mostly cloudy skies accompanied by a few intervals of afternoon sun pushing the mercury into the upper 70s. Lire la suite »

Arkansas man arrested in home explosion, fire that killed toddler

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Jail records show Carter is in custody in the Logan County jail and do not list an attorney for him. When officers arrived in the area, they noticed a home on fire at 1704 South Elm Street. Three of the children, as well as Carter, were not injured. But the 2-year-old child had to be transported to a local hospital and was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. Lire la suite »

Emperor marks 84th birthday, greets throngs of well-wishers

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Emperor Akihito celebrates his 84th birthday today, as the Japanese government mulls over whether to turn his birthday, which is a public holiday, into a working day after his abdication. The two are scheduled to get married next November. Looking back, the emperor said it was "sad" that this year turned out to be another year in which many natural disasters occurred. Lire la suite »

Bomb squad investigating after shooting incidents in Harrisburg

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As the vehicle drove down Third Street, a second series of gunshots erupted from the auto, at least one of which struck a Capitol Police vehicle in the driver's side window. During that exchange, the suspect - who remains unidentified - was killed. A bomb squad also investigated a suspicious device near the scene of where El-Mofty was killed, but no threat was found. Lire la suite »

Not only in 2G, CBI failed judicial scrutiny in other cases

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The apex court bench, also comprising Justice A K Ganguly, had in its February 2, 2012, noted that the exercise undertaken by the officers of the department of telecommunication between September 2007 and March 2008 in allocation of licences, under the leadership of the then minister A Raja was "wholly arbitrary, capricious and contrary to public interest apart from being violative of the doctrine of equality". Lire la suite »

Malaysian PM joins rally against United States decision

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Yes, President Donald Trump is my good friend. PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang did not attend the Save Jerusalem Solidarity Rally held at the Putra Mosque here. Part of the crowd at the "Save Jerusalem" solidarity rally in Putrajaya December 22, 2017. In his caption, he said all should unite regardless of their ideologies for the sake of fighting for Palestinians. Lire la suite »

Apple Confirms Huge Conspiracy Theory About Iphone Batteries

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In a statement released to The Verge , Apple said it was throttling to prevent devices from "unexpectedly shutting down" and "to protect its electronic components". Apple customers have expressed outrage at the feature, with many criticizing the secrecy surrounding it. It is a conspiracy theory as old as the iPhone: Apple deliberately slows down old models when new ones come out, the rumour goes. Lire la suite »

La nature déchaînée fait près de 90 morts aux Philippines

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Un précédent bilan faisait état de 41 morts et 45 disparus. Environ 12'000 personnes ont par ailleurs été contraintes d'évacuer leurs maisons. Les Philippines sont frappées chaque année par une vingtaine de typhons et de tempêtes, mais Mindanao est généralement épargné. Lire la suite »

Fodder scam: Fate of Lalu, Mishra to be decided today

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A sum of Rs 950 crore was fraudulently withdrawn from various government treasuries in Bihar by making a false paper trail of purchases of fodder, medicines, equipment and other articles by the state's animal husbandry department (AHD), according to the CBI. Lire la suite »

Siggy Flicker Quits 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey'!

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Siggy Flicker has officially chose to leave The Real Housewives of New Jersey after only two seasons, the reality star tells Us Weekly exclusively. Siggy will return for the season eight reunion special. "And there is nothing more that I love than myself, my husband and my family too much for them to be unhappy and for me to be unhappy". Lire la suite »

PM joins groundbreaking ceremony for Thailand's first high-speed rail link

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Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha attended the opening ceremony of the project held Thursday in Kele, northern Thailand . The 253-km Bangkok-Nakhon Ratchasima line, the first phase of the China-Thailand railway project, is just a small part of China-Thailand railway cooperation, but also a great step forward, which lays the foundation for more effective and smoother cooperation in the future, he said. Lire la suite »

20 killed in bus accident in northern India

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A total of 30 people are injured in the accident while the bodies of 26 passengers have been fished out, authorities said. Ambulances were pressed into service to rush the injured to hospitals. Meanwhile, district officials have reached the spot and are actively supervising the rescue operation. Most of the passengers were reportedly heading to Uttar Pradesh. Lire la suite »

Le contrôle du Sahel, une "priorité" pour Emmanuel Macron

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Le chef de l'État y a insisté sur l'importance de l'opération Barkhane . "L'année qui s'ouvre sera marquée par de nouveaux défis". "J'ai confiance en vous", en particulier pour mener à bien la lutte au Sahel, qui "est une priorité" car "c'est là que se joue notre sécurité, l'avenir d'une partie du continent africain". Lire la suite »

More Confederate Statues Topple To The Ground

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So the city did what the Legislature has forbidden. Crews began working right away to remove a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest , a cavalry general. As crews finished uprooting the last of Memphis' Confederate statues late Wednesday in a deftly and peacefully executed end-run around state preservation laws, Mayor Jim Strickland said the historic action showed a "united and determined Memphis". Lire la suite »

Christmas tree to add charm to festivity

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With Christmas coming this week, it is important to know how to safely use and dispose of your real Christmas tree. The average Christmas tree sold for $74.70 past year, according to the National Christmas Tree Association. So, even if the stand has plenty of water, the tree will eventually start drying out. Danny's Christmas Trees, located at 808 Passyunk Ave, was set to close up shop for the season Wednesday. Lire la suite »

HC issues notice to Jayas niece, nephew on plea by woman

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The judge also asked the petitioner the reason for her long wait, till the death of Jayalalithaa, to make such claim. Observing that the petitioner was free to seek any "fanciful prayer", the Advocate-General said he would require time till January 2 to argue on non-maintainability of the writ petition by producing relevant Supreme Court judgments. Lire la suite »

Based soldier dies in Iraq

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The news release stated Chaves died at Al Asad, Al Anbar Province, Iraq, from a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation, the Pentagon said. In addition, at least 58 were wounded. Chaves was a 2015 graduate of Pitman High School. In a statement, California Gov. Jerry Brown said Chaves "bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation", adding that the people of California "extend condolences to his family and friends at this hard time". Lire la suite »