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Madison firefighters demonstrated exactly why you need to stay on top of that with an exercise that illustrated the dangers. And of these Christmas tree fires, 1 of every 32 reported blazes resulted in a death. And that real tree sure smells better than an artificial tree. When you get it home, you want to cut a sliver off, maybe a half inch to inch off the bottom.
  • Sunil Ambris' nightmare tour of New Zealand ends with a fracture

    Sunil Ambris' nightmare tour of New Zealand ends with a fracture

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    Captain Kraigg Brathwaite was 13 not out and Shai Hope was on 1, and the West Indies still trailed New Zealand by 414 runs. With his innings Monday, Taylor set up New Zealand's declaration late in the day and Williamson achieved his objective by taking two wickets in the short interval of 36 minutes before stumps.
  • Women should be heard on misconduct allegations: Haley

    Women should be heard on misconduct allegations: Haley

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    Her statement is a departure for the White House. "I am not interested in the Secretary of State position because I know I am valuable here at the United Nations", Haley told "Fox News Sunday". While sexual misconduct allegations have toppled numerous figures in politics, media and entertainment, Mr Trump has so far been unscathed - a point Mr Franken made in a speech marking his resignation.
  • Two weather warnings in place as temperatures set to plummet

    Two weather warnings in place as temperatures set to plummet

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    Update 9am .: Temperatures will plummet to minus two today as Met Eireann issues two weather warnings. Met Eireann has issued a Status Orange and a Yellow weather warning for scattered snow showers and icy conditions for the weekend. Meanwhile, the cold snap has prompted homeless charities to step up calls for emergency accommodation. Road safety chiefs are urging motorists, pedestrians and cyclists to take extra care.
  • Violent protests erupt near US Embassy in Beirut

    Violent protests erupt near US Embassy in Beirut

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    The snub over the US' recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital came after Egypt's Coptic Church on Saturday also cancelled an upcoming meeting with Pence in protest against Washington's move on Jerusalem . White House and US State Department officials did not respond to requests for comment. A Palestinian man lies on the ground after being wounded during clashes with Israeli security forces in the city center of the West Bank town of Hebron, Dec.
  • Palestinian President Abbas to shun Pence over Jerusalem recognition move

    Palestinian President Abbas to shun Pence over Jerusalem recognition move

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    US Vice President Mike Pence walks with members of his delegation ahead of bilateral talks during the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, February 18, 2017. In the West Bank city of Bethlehem, hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets of Bethlehem on Saturday morning. Thirteen demonstrators were arrested and four officers were lightly injured by stones, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.
  • Pope suggests small change to Lord's Prayer

    Pope suggests small change to Lord's Prayer

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    Francis asserted that the line "do not lead us into temptation " is incorrect, as it implies that God leads people into sin, and should therefore be changed, according to Fox News . He actually allows us to be tempted. The Rev Ian Paul, an Anglican theologian, said the pope's comments would make traditionalists nervous. So on one level the pope has a point.
  • Leonardo da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi' bought by Saudi Prince

    Leonardo da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi' bought by Saudi Prince

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    A Leonardo Da Vinci painting that sold for a record $450 million at auction is heading to the new Louvre in Abu Dhabi, according to the museum. The New York Times reported on Wednesday that the purchase was executed in the name of Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud, and many familiar with the operations of the Saudi royal family presumed that Crown Prince Mohammed, a friend of Prince Bader's, was funding the bid.
  • Georgia's ex-President Saakashvili detained in Ukraine

    Georgia's ex-President Saakashvili detained in Ukraine

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    According to Larisa Sargan, spokesperson of Ukrainian Chief Prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko, the prosecution would seek house arrest of Mikheil Saakashvili. His lawyer, Ruslan Chernolutsky, said Saturday that Saakashvili had written a statement in jail saying "don't be afraid of anything and boldly go to Sunday's peaceful demonstration" for Petroshenko's impeachment.
  • Sushma Swaraj speaks to Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother

    Sushma Swaraj speaks to Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother

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    He said that India can never get Kashmir from Pakistan after waging war. The International Court of Justice in May halted his execution on India's appeal. His clemency plea is under consideration by the army chief at present. It is not clear whether the Indian diplomat, accompanying the duo, will be given access to Jadhav.
  • County-by-county breakdown of Winter Weather Advisory

    County-by-county breakdown of Winter Weather Advisory

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    Cold air moving in from the northwest will result in rain mixing with and changing to snow beginning late Thursday night and early Friday morning. There's a slight chance of snow today before 11 a.m. Colder air will continue to spill into Georgia from the north Friday thanks to another cold front. Check to freezing temperatures. However, the majority of the region will see a cold rain.
  • Trump Jr. Invokes Attorney-Client Privilege with His Father

    Trump Jr. Invokes Attorney-Client Privilege with His Father

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    The emails from the publicist, Rob Goldstone, were discovered by congressional investigators and raised at Wednesday's classified hearing with Trump Jr., who said he could not recall the interactions, several sources said. The admission by his Trump's eldest son raises the question of how closely the Trumps coordinated on their response to the bombshell revelations and could bolster the case that President Trump participated in an effort to craft a false public explanation for the Trump Tower ...
  • New 'Black Mirror' Season 4 Trailer Reveals the Trek-Inspired "USS Callister"

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    While it's true that each season of Charlie Brooker 's twisted look at the relationship between technology and society leans heavily toward the dark, some episodes have been downright upbeat. Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker has once again written each episode, co-writing USS Callister with William Bridges. "'U.S.S. Callister" is a space romp.
  • Dead, Including Students, in New Mexico School Shooting

    Dead, Including Students, in New Mexico School Shooting

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    A crowd of nervous parents gathered at Aztec City Hall to wait for more information as officers tried to reassure them about the safety of their children. Aztec High School is a public high school in Aztec, New Mexico. The school is located in the Four Corners region and is near the Navajo Nation , about 180 miles north of Albuquerque.
  • Travel disruption as Storm Caroline brings gales and snow showers

    Travel disruption as Storm Caroline brings gales and snow showers

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    Between 10 and 20cm of snow can be expected over hills and mountains. During Thursday afternoon, a mixture of sleet and snow showers will work their way across the whole of Britain, with the potential for blizzard conditions in Scotland. It follows the UK Met Office naming an Atlantic storm which is set to hit Thursday Storm Caroline. Caroline, the third named storm of the year, is also expected to cause power cuts and bring large waves to coastal routes, seafronts and coastal communities ...
  • Texas cheerleader's invisible box challenge goes viral

    Texas cheerleader's invisible box challenge goes viral

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    The trend first started this summer when Dontez Hines , a defensive back at Anderson University in IN, demonstrated the stunt in a viral video on Twitter. '"Very explosive hip flexor, abdominal and glute strength is what is driving the leg up and over the box". 'You'll notice [the] body rotates toward the leg on the step as well; there's a ton of oblique and ab stability maintaining that position'.
  • World's largest Starbucks store to open in China

    World's largest Starbucks store to open in China

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    Starbucks opened its first Chinese location in 1999; the world's most populous country is also the company's fastest-growing market, boasting more than 3,000 stores across 136 cities. 1010 WINS- What's half the size of a football field, has an 88-foot long bar and is completely wired for augmented reality? The company is riding that wave and expanding aggressively in China, opening a new Starbucks store every 15 hours on average.
  • The $6.7M Tab for Mueller's Russia Investigation Will Grow

    The $6.7M Tab for Mueller's Russia Investigation Will Grow

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    Trump's relationship with Deutsche Bank stretches back some two decades and the roughly $ 300 million he owes to the bank represents almost half of his outstanding debt, according to a July 2016 analysis compiled by Bloomberg news agency. Mueller incorporated several active investigations within the Justice Department including those of Trump campaign contacts with Russian Federation, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's business activities and former national security adviser ...
  • House votes to kill resolution to impeach Trump

    House votes to kill resolution to impeach Trump

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    A Democrat congressman has vowed to force a vote to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday, a move party leaders have long sought to block despite mounting frustration from a small group of liberal lawmakers. "Tomorrow we will bring Articles of Impeachment to the floor of the Congress of the United States of America for a vote", Green said Tuesday morning on the House floor, announcing that "three prominent Democrats" have asked to meet with him to discuss impeachment.
  • Trump calls on Saudis to immediately end Yemen blockade

    Trump calls on Saudis to immediately end Yemen blockade

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    Air raids also struck northern provinces including Taiz, Haja, Midi and Saada, the rebel-owned channel said, although there was no immediate word on casualties. The Houthis' top leader, Abdul-Malek al-Houthi, said Saleh paid the price for his "treason", accusing him of betraying their alliance to side with the Saudi-led coalition.
  • Conyers 'Retiring Today,' Endorses Son to Replace Him

    Conyers 'Retiring Today,' Endorses Son to Replace Him

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    Conyers slid his hand up my skirt and rubbed my thighs while I was sitting next to him in the front row of a church", Grubbs said. A Conyers lawyer, Arnold Reed, said the departure was effective immediately. "My legacy can't be compromised or diminished in any way by what we are going through now", Conyers said. She said he asked her to read his statement announcing his decision and that he's notified House Speaker Paul Ryan , Rep.
  • Warrant for Carles Puigdemont, Catalan Separatist, Is Dropped

    Warrant for Carles Puigdemont, Catalan Separatist, Is Dropped

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    Mr Puigdemont, who is standing for re-election to the regional parliament, would nearly certainly face arrest on his return, as the charges of rebellion and sedition against him have not been lifted. It had ERC, Puigdemont's Junts per Catalunya (Together for Catalonia) and the far-left anti-establishment CUP party winning 66 or 67 of the parliament's 135 seats.
  • Trump Working Against A Future Senator Romney

    Trump Working Against A Future Senator Romney

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    The president's motives aren't hard to discern: retaining Hatch would allow Trump to keep an ally close while spurning Romney, his onetime presidential primary opponent who remains a vocal critic, and who would in theory prove a much less obliging Congressman.
  • Evacuations in California as wildfires flare out of control

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    Authorities initially reported one death, but then retracted that, saying a dead dog but no person was found in an overturned vehicle. Ventura County officials said about 500 firefighters were now battling the blaze, known as the Thomas Fire, and more were being deployed.
  • Cold Temperatures Late This Week

    Cold Temperatures Late This Week

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    The weather will be damp, cold and raw during the afternoon and night. Monday will be mostly sunny, with a high of 53. Rain will continue through Tuesday evening shifting mainly to east Alabama. Extended forecast Tuesday: Partly sunny with a high of 37 degrees and a low of 26 degrees. FOOTBALL WEATHER: The AHSAA "Super Seven" state championship games are being played this year at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa Wednesday through Friday .