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World OHP to participate in I-40 Challenge during Thanksgiving holiday
Author: 0 OHP to participate in I-40 Challenge during Thanksgiving holiday

With Thanksgiving just days away, it will be busy on the roads and at airports, as more people are expected to travel for the holiday than have in the previous 12 years. "It's proven to reduce injury and save your life", Angle said. "We will have all available units on the road during that timeframe", said Officer Eric Priessman, spokesperson for the Newhall CHP Station.

World Wage theft 'endemic' among exploited backpackers in Australia
Author: 0 Wage theft 'endemic' among exploited backpackers in Australia

The results showed that workers from non-English speaking countries were among nationalities who tended to receive lowest wages, with 81 per cent of Chinese receiving less than A$17 an hour. The study showed 38% had their lowest paid job in cafes, restaurants and takeaway shops. Half of them never or rarely receive a payslip. Professor Berg said the exploitation is not limited to the farming industry.

World California moves to block national park fee increases
Author: 0 California moves to block national park fee increases

Bicyclist and pedestrians entrance fees would double to $30. The U.S. Department of the Interior is proposing to double or nearly triple the price of admission during peak season to 17 of the most popular United States national parks .

World Inquest into Buncrana tragedy gets underway in Donegal
Author: 0 Inquest into Buncrana tragedy gets underway in Donegal

The tragedy took the lives of 49-year-old Sean McGrotty - who was driving the auto - his sons twelve-year-old Mark and eight-year-old Evan, their Grandmother Ruth Daniels and her 14-year-old daughter Jodie Lee. Mr Walsh had seemed exhausted and said "take the baby, take the baby", to his girlfriend, who took the child to their auto to warm her. When he did this, Walsh told how Sean McGrotty handed out a small child and said "Save the baby, save my baby".

World Dayton on Possible Lawmaker Resignations, Franken Allegations
Author: 0 Dayton on Possible Lawmaker Resignations, Franken Allegations

Women who once worked on Saturday Night Live with Franken defended his character and called him "an honorable public servant". Another 33 percent said he should resign , while 36 percent said he should wait for results of a Senate Ethics Committee investigation.

World With little movement, NAFTA talks said to run risk of stalemate
Author: 0 With little movement, NAFTA talks said to run risk of stalemate

Minutes after the three countries issued a short joint statement underlining advances and vowing to continue work on concluding negotiations "as soon as possible", U.S. "There's the door", one Mexican said, pointing at an actual door. Canadian officials warned this round that there will be no NAFTA deal if the USA doesn't back down on some issues.

World 'Armed and extremely dangerous' escaped inmate captured in Georgia
Author: 0 'Armed and extremely dangerous' escaped inmate captured in Georgia

Coosa County Sheriff Terry Wilson said Vernon was allowed out of his cell to use a phone and was able to escape after he realized a door in that area wasn't properly secured. The U.S. Attorney's Office is also involved in the case though there's no word yet on possible federal charges at this point. "The public can rest better over the holidays knowing that this unsafe man is back behind bars".

World French police detain Russian senator in Nice - embassy
Author: 0 French police detain Russian senator in Nice - embassy

Russian Federation Council lawmaker and businessman Suleiman Kerimov was arrested in Nice on Monday in connection with a tax evasion case, the French prosecutor's office has said. "Russia's foreign missions in France are now in constant contact with the French authorities, pushing for an immediate release of Kerimov", Anna Slychkova, spokeswoman for the Russian embassy in France, said.

World CPEC's new phase to ensure technology transfer: Ahsan
Author: 0 CPEC's new phase to ensure technology transfer: Ahsan

A top Chinese official has expressed concern over the prevailing political instability in Pakistan that could negatively impact the pace of the projects started under the ambitious United States dollars 50 billion CPEC initiative, according to a media report on Wednesday.

World Sanctuary cities clear another legal hurdle
Author: 0 Sanctuary cities clear another legal hurdle

Orrick issued the injunction on behalf of San Francisco and Santa Clara counties, but local governments all over the country are confronting Trump's cruel and drastic interpretation of immigration law. But the judge disagreed, saying in his rulings that the order was written broadly to "reach all federal grants" and potentially jeopardized hundreds of millions of dollars in funding to San Francisco and Santa Clara.

World Australian school apologises for 'suggestive' saint statue
Author: 0 Australian school apologises for 'suggestive' saint statue

A Catholic school in Australia has been mocked on social media after it unveiled a "suggestive" statue of a saint and a young boy. A picture of the statue on local Instagram account Shit Adelaide has racked up 2,800 likes. He continued to apologize on behalf of the school "for any concerns and publicity generated by this matter" and said the statue will be substantially altered from its current form.

World Pakistan former PM appears again in anti-graft court
Author: 0 Pakistan former PM appears again in anti-graft court

Sharif, 67, was re-elected as the chief of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in October after he stepped down as the president of his party following a decision by the Supreme Court on July 28 to disqualify him as prime minister in the Panama Papers case.

World India successfully test-fires BrahMos missile from Sukhoi-30 fighter jet
Author: 0 India successfully test-fires BrahMos missile from Sukhoi-30 fighter jet

Indian defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated DRDO and BrahMos for the outstanding accomplishment. Brahmos flight tested from Sukhoi-30MKI fighter successfully today. The supersonic cruise missile can be launched from submarine, ships, aircraft, or land. Meanwhile, with India becoming a member of the MTCR, India and Russian Federation chose to enhance the range of the BrahMos missile in 2016.

World Rohingya crisis: United States calls Myanmar action 'ethic cleansing'
Author: 0 Rohingya crisis: United States calls Myanmar action 'ethic cleansing'

But on Wednesday, the US's top diplomat was unequivocal in his statement denouncing Myanmar's military. Reiterating US' condemnation of the August 25 attacks on security forces by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), Tillerson said yet no provocation can justify the horrendous atrocities that have ensued.

World Chinese delegation visits South Korea to explain outcome of party congress
Author: 0 Chinese delegation visits South Korea to explain outcome of party congress

China's foreign ministry spokesperson said the ministers will also stress ways to develop South Korea-China ties, but emphasized that Seoul needs to work hard to make sure the relationship remains steady and healthy. But, China has argued that it could threaten Beijing's security and unofficially banned group tours to South Korea while strengthening other regulatory punishment against South Korean firms doing businesses in China.

World Hardik Patels Declares Support for Congress Before Gujarat Assembly Polls
Author: 0 Hardik Patels Declares Support for Congress Before Gujarat Assembly Polls

Tuesday being the last day for filing nominations for the phase-1, Congress went into huddle to address the demands of the Patidars. And now with another twist, Patidar's Hardik Patel said he asked the Congress that if they come to power then they must have to pass the reservation bill within a month.

World Ratko Mladic sentenced to life imprisonment
Author: 0 Ratko Mladic sentenced to life imprisonment

Mladic stood up shouting at the judges, and was forcibly removed from the courtroom to allow the verdicts to be read. Then Mladic's lawyer asked for a delay because the general was suffering high blood pressure. Munira Subasic, president of the Mothers of Srebrenica, told AFP before the verdict. Mladic was accused of orchestrating a campaign of ethnic cleansing, including the slaughter of thousands of Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica in July 1995.

World Brexit could lead to united Ireland, says Richard Haass
Author: 0 Brexit could lead to united Ireland, says Richard Haass

He claimed there was "a lot of solidarity" among the EU27 for its position that Northern Ireland must retain the regulatory framework of the single market and customs union in order to avoid creating a hard border with the Republic. As we mark its 20th anniversary this year, it is a reminder of what political courage, leadership and a willingness to compromise can achieve. "Northern Ireland will exit the European Union on the same terms as the rest of the United Kingdom", Arlene Foster ...

World Brief cool down ahead of a Thanksgiving warm up
Author: 0 Brief cool down ahead of a Thanksgiving warm up

The record high for Thursday is 73 degrees, set in 1915. Traveling by plane? Well - your "forecast" is anyone's guess. Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Fortunately, the air mass is dry so there will be an ample amount of sunshine for the middle and end of the week. Otherwise, we'll experience mainly fair and seasonable weather for the next week.

World Man Arrested After Being Suspected Of Handling Stolen John Lennon Diaries
Author: 0 Man Arrested After Being Suspected Of Handling Stolen John Lennon Diaries

According to a report from the Associated Press , the lot includes two pairs of the singer's iconic, round "granny glasses", a trio of diaries, and a handwritten musical score. The Berlin police was alerted after they were found by the administrator for a bankrupt auction house, which had previously valued the objects at 3.1 million euros ($3.64 million).

World Aust kids good at problem-solving as team
Author: 0 Aust kids good at problem-solving as team

Students may be falling behind in maths, science and reading but according to the PISA, when it comes to working in a group to solve problems, Australian 15-year-olds are among the best. Yet, workplaces are beginning to place a premium on sociability, and the increase in the number of jobs requiring a high level of social skills has been paralleled with an increase in wages for such jobs, it added.

World Dugdale: Joining I'm a Celebrity is not second job
Author: 0 Dugdale: Joining I'm a Celebrity is not second job

A spokesman for Ms Dugdale said: "Kezia will fully comply with the interview process on her return, and will get straight back to work as a Labour MSP, holding regular surgeries as she always has done and assisting Lothian constituents". This year's show has endured further controversy after one of the first 10, the YouTube vlogger Jack Maynard, was forced to pull out on Tuesday after the Sun reported he had sent a series of allegedly racist, homophobic and derogatory tweets five years ago.

World US Navy plane carrying 11 crashes into ocean near Okinawa
Author: 0 US Navy plane carrying 11 crashes into ocean near Okinawa

Eight people had been rescued, with the remaining three unaccounted for, Japan's public broadcaster NHK reported. The aircraft was headed to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, which is deployed to the Philippine Sea. The Reagan is home-ported at the USA naval base in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture. The Navy called it the "premier training event" between the two navies, created to increase defensive readiness and interoperability in air and sea operations.

World Old order changeth: India's Bhandari re-elected to ICJ
Author: 0 Old order changeth: India's Bhandari re-elected to ICJ

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), headed by Sushma Swaraj , ran an intense diplomatic campaign to ensure the victory of Dalveer Bhandari at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) election against Britain's Christopher Greenwood .

World Elephants on highway after semi-trailer fire
Author: 0 Elephants on highway after semi-trailer fire

The owners got the animals out safely and gave them something to eat while firefighters put the blaze out. Morgan told ABC News that the elephants are privately owned by the couple who were hauling them, who adopted the animals after they were orhpaned as babies.

World Met Office warning of strong gusting winds and heavy rain for Sussex
Author: 0 Met Office warning of strong gusting winds and heavy rain for Sussex

Yellow weather warnings mean severe weather is possible and people should plan ahead thinking about possible travel delays or disruption to day-to-day activities. East Anglia can expect winds of up to 50mph from tomorrow morning to early Thursday. Between 25-50mm of "heavy and persistent" rain is expected to fall in parts of north west Wales.

World President Trump makes North Korea a designated state sponsor of terrorism
Author: 0 President Trump makes North Korea a designated state sponsor of terrorism

Mnuchin. Perhaps in this case it's not over until the fat man sings. "So I think it is having an effect". North Korea joins only three other countries on the state-sponsor list: Iran, Sudan and Syria. In Tokyo, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcomed the move, telling reporters Japan supports the step as a way to increase pressure on North Korea .

World Brexit minister Steve Baker dragged into Vote Leave spending row
Author: 0 Brexit minister Steve Baker dragged into Vote Leave spending row

Meanwhile, the commission was facing a threat of legal action from Mr Banks unless it reveals the sources behind an investigation into the funding of his Brexit campaign, Leave.EU. Vote Leave - led by Boris Johnson and Michael Gove - gave Mr Grimes the money to support his BeLeave campaign in the run-in to the June 23 referendum previous year.

World Nuggets' Paul Millsap reportedly to undergo wrist surgery, out indefinitely
Author: 0 Nuggets' Paul Millsap reportedly to undergo wrist surgery, out indefinitely

Millsap suffered the injury in the Nuggets' road loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. Millsap, 32, is averaging 16.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists in his first season with the Nuggets. "Stop messing around." LaVar Ball said he does not take issue with the job Lakers coach Luke Walton has done during the team's 7-10 start to the season.

World Rep. Cornish resigning after sex harassment claims
Author: 0 Rep. Cornish resigning after sex harassment claims

In response to Schoen's resignation, Maye Quade issued the following statement: "One senator's resignation does not change the culture". Schoen's attorney Paul Rogosheske told the Star Tribune that Schoen will announce his resignation Wednesday.

World Senator Kakoschke-Moore a dual citizen
Author: 0 Senator Kakoschke-Moore a dual citizen

She migrated to Australia with her family in 1970. Senate votes from 2016 will be recounted to decide on a replacement for Kakoschke-Moore. 'Today I have received confirmation that I am a dual citizen as I have inherited British citizenship from my mother.

World Kushner Worried Mueller's Probe Would 'Get' President Trump
Author: 0 Kushner Worried Mueller's Probe Would 'Get' President Trump

Kushner is also being asked about contacts with foreign leaders and his role in the firing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, according to the report. Capitol Visitors Center July 31, 2017 in Washington, DC. Jared Kushner's name has become a fixture in the sweeping Russian Federation probe in recent weeks.

World NY terror attack suspect faces 22 charges
Author: 0 NY terror attack suspect faces 22 charges

Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29, is charged with killing eight people and injuring a dozen others as he drove a pickup truck down a bicycle path near the World Trade Center on Halloween. Saipov reportedly rented a truck near his home in Paterson, N.J. and drove it to NY with the intent to kill as many people as he could. He was arrested after several people were run over by a vehicle October 31 in a midday attack on a popular bike path.

World Fortis case: Hospital under government scanner after kid's death
Author: 0 Fortis case: Hospital under government scanner after kid's death

All standard medical protocols were followed in treating the patient and clinical guidelines were adhered to, the hospital said. "We empathise with Baby Adya's family in this hard hour of sorrow and grief". The girl was shifted to Fortis on 31 August after she was diagnosed with Dengue Type IV and doctors at Rockland Hospital in Dwarka asked him to shift her to a hospital with a paediatric intensive care unit (PICU).

World Youth Congress trolls PM Modi on Twitter
Author: 0 Youth Congress trolls PM Modi on Twitter

The meme that unleashed a political firestorm contained photographs of Modi, US president Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May engaged in a conversation. Youth Congress president Raja Amarinder Brar apologised: "I apologise for such bad humour". Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar had, in January 2014, before the Modi-wave took the nation by surprise, said "Modi would never become prime minister, but he was welcome to serve tea to Congressmen".

World U.S. arrests two Chinese oil company reps in Africa bribery
Author: 0 U.S. arrests two Chinese oil company reps in Africa bribery

Under the first scheme, Ho is accused of offering US$2 million in bribes to Chad's president, who in return allegedly pledged an exclusive opportunity for the company he represented to obtain particular oil rights in Chad without facing global competition.

World United States says Somalia airstrike killed more than 100 extremists
Author: 0 United States says Somalia airstrike killed more than 100 extremists

The airstrike carried out in coordination with Somali authorities left over 100 members of the al-Shabaab terrorist group dead, the U.S. military said. Several militants were killed during a pair of initial airstrikes on November 3, while several more died during a November 14 US strike on an al-Shabab target 60 miles northwest of Mogadishu, command officials confirmed at the time.

World Battlefield 1 Turning Tide Expansion Will Be Available in December
Author: 0 Battlefield 1 Turning Tide Expansion Will Be Available in December

Additionally, six new guns and two new melee weapons will expand your arsenal, and the new L-Class Destroyer to control. The third expansion pack for Battlefield 1, Turning Tides , is launching soon. Next month's content drop will be followed by two more Turning Tides maps, "Zeebrugge" and "Heligoland Blig", which take the battle two the North Sea.

World Tillerson says all is well with State Department
Author: 0 Tillerson says all is well with State Department

In this year's report, the State Department ultimately singled out eight countries: The Democratic Republic of Congo , Mali, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. "While presidential waivers by the Obama administration undermined the effectiveness of the law, the list itself was generally accurate and fact-based ", a Human Rights Watch blog post reads.

World Seattle judge hears arguments on transgender military ban
Author: 0 Seattle judge hears arguments on transgender military ban

Trump announced in July he would ban transgender people from the military, citing concern over military focus and medical costs. "After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S.

World Mount Agung in Bali erupts
Author: 0 Mount Agung in Bali erupts

Meanwhile, based on online media reports, there is no disruption in flights going to and leaving Bali. 'Guests with travel insurance are also encouraged to check with their insurer about their individual circumstances'. However, "people in a radius of six kilometers from the mountain should evacuate the premises", especially in the district of Karangasem, the nearest to the volcano, said the volcanologist Gede Suantika.

World Mizzou's Michael Porter Jr. Likely To Miss The Remainder Of The Season
Author: 0 Mizzou's Michael Porter Jr. Likely To Miss The Remainder Of The Season

The microdisectomy of Porter's L3 and L4 spinal discs has a recovery time of three to four months, meaning a return this season is unexpected. "Our focus has been on Michael's well-being, just like every other player in our locker room". Not all back injuries are the same, obviously, but the fact that Porter is so young will likely help his chances of coming back at full strength. He did not travel with the team to a 77-59 loss to Utah last Thursday.

World Trump Defends Roy Moore Amid Sexual Assault Allegations: 'He Totally Denies It'
Author: 0 Trump Defends Roy Moore Amid Sexual Assault Allegations: 'He Totally Denies It'

Trump also criticized Moore's Democratic rival, Doug Jones, in the special election December 12 to fill the seat held by Jeff Sessions before he became Trump's attorney general. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan, both Republicans, have both called on Moore to leave the race in light of the accusations.