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Sources note that Scott met with Disney executives for that project, which Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman is behind, but it doesn't appear that Scott will move forward with The Sword in the Stone given this new break. Scott's production banner Scott Free is set to produce alongside Gil Netter , while Philippa Boyens will write the screenplay. The author previously posted on his site back in November: "Today the script arrived for the Disney movie based on the Merlin ...
  • Powerball jumps to $550M after no winning tickets sold

    Powerball jumps to $550M after no winning tickets sold

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    The New York Lottery's Mega Millions jackpot has soared to $445 million for Friday night's drawing. MI players spent $3.3 billion buying lottery tickets past year. Megaplier is a feature that allows a victor to multiply the original prize amount. If an estimated $418 million would take care of any extra holiday spending, get a Mega Millions ticket.
  • Gov. Hickenlooper says Sessions told him they wouldn't go after marijuana

    Gov. Hickenlooper says Sessions told him they wouldn't go after marijuana

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    JOHNSON: They told reporters they can't predict whether there are going to be more federal prosecutions coming or where. Oregon Democratic Rep. Earl Blumenauer, who is one of the chief backers of legal marijuana, urged people to mobilize against Sessions' decision to end an Obama-era policy that allowed pot to crop up in states.
  • Department Of Health Reports Nine Flu-Related Deaths

    Department Of Health Reports Nine Flu-Related Deaths

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    Karin Goodison, medical health officer with Interior Health. "It is not unusual to have deaths related to influenza". The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services reported seven deaths for the week that ended December 30. "Anytime you've got large groups of people living close you have the risk of spreading flu around", he said. "First we send meals to [flu patient's] rooms, and try to restrict interaction between residents to avoid spread", he said.
  • Trump lawyers seek to stop tell-all book

    Trump lawyers seek to stop tell-all book

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    Trump's fiery statement marked the most significant rebuke by the President of his former chief strategist, who since leaving the White House has maintained an influential position as an informal adviser to Trump and a leader of the President's populist movement.
  • USA targets 10 countries over religious freedom violations

    USA targets 10 countries over religious freedom violations

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    The list has been released each year since 1998 under the International Religious Freedom Act. Annually, the secretary of state designates governments that have engaged in or tolerated ongoing, egregious violations of religious freedom. Punishment ranges from life in prison to the death sentence for a range of charges, including "defiling the Prophet Muhammad". The majority Sunni Muslim nation is home to a number of diverse communities, but extremists routinely target Hindus, Christians, and ...
  • Russia: US call for UN emergency session on Iran is 'destructive'

    Russia: US call for UN emergency session on Iran is 'destructive'

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    Russian Federation has criticized the USA push for Iran to be discussed at the UNSC and it remained unclear if other council members would try to block the meeting. "I want to thank all the nations represented here tonight for standing with the United States during the recent United Nations General Assembly vote on the status of Jerusalem", Trump said.
  • USA suspends security assistance to Pakistan

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    Pakistan denies allegations but President Trump has escalated the criticism against the country since he took office. Nauert named the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network among terrorist organisations against whom Pakistan has to take " decisive action " for lifting the freeze of the delivery of military equipment and transfer security-related funds.
  • Attack on cultural centre in Afghan capital kills dozens

    Attack on cultural centre in Afghan capital kills dozens

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    A spokesperson for the Foreign Office said Pakistan was deeply saddened by the loss of previous lives in the terrorist attack. The sources said 30 others were wounded in the explosion. "Today in Kabul we have witnessed another truly despicable crime in a year already marked by unspeakable atrocities". But militant groups have also hit numerous targets outside the protected zone, many in the western part of the city, home to many members of the mainly Shia Hazara community.
  • Flight cancellations, tips on flying in winter conditions

    Flight cancellations, tips on flying in winter conditions

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    Due to the severe winter weather, Delta will proactively cancel more than 400 mainline and Delta Connection regional flights 1/3-1/4, primarily at JFK & LGA as well as BOS. However, travelers were urged to contact their airlines and check on the status of specific flights . The storm has prompted thousands of canceled flights along the eastern seaboard.
  • Trump says Iranians will see U.S. support at 'appropriate time'

    Trump says Iranians will see U.S. support at 'appropriate time'

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    Reports emerge that authorities in Iran have shut off the internet in some parts of the country. The EU's condemnation of the violence, and warning against further violent repression of protesters, highlighted the awkward position of the EU, which has been a staunch defender of the Iran nuclear accord, particularly against criticism from U.S.
  • Wind chill advisory issued through Saturday morning

    Wind chill advisory issued through Saturday morning

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    Friday . The rest of Metro Detroit is under a Wind Chill Advisory today for wind chills of -15° tp -25° through the middle of your Friday . Those outside in State College and surrounding communities will feel as though it is anywhere from minus1 to minus 19 degrees outside through Sunday morning, according to forecasts from the National Weather Service and The Weather Channel .
  • Roy Moore accuser Leigh Corfman files lawsuit against him for defamation

    Roy Moore accuser Leigh Corfman files lawsuit against him for defamation

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    But now that Moore has lost his special election in Alabama and his opponent, Democrat Doug Jones, has been sworn in , his wife is ready to explain her comment and reveal the identity of their "Jewish lawyer". Corfman's lawsuit does not seek financial compensation beyond her own legal costs, but instead asks for "a declaratory judgment of defamation, a public apology from Moore, and a court-enforced ban on him or his campaign publicly attacking her again", the Post reports.
  • No data breach has been done, clarifies UIDAI

    No data breach has been done, clarifies UIDAI

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    In a statement issued here, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) reiterated that there "has not been any Aadhaar data breach". Sanjay Jindal, Additional Director-General, UIDAI Regional Centre, Chandigarh, told the newspaper: "Except the Director-General and I, no third person in Punjab should have a login access to our official portal".
  • Prabhu Ramamoorthy Indian accused of harassing Sleeping woman on US Plane

    Prabhu Ramamoorthy Indian accused of harassing Sleeping woman on US Plane

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    The woman claimed she fell asleep on the plane and awoke "to a hand in her trousers and noticed that her trousers and shirt were unbuttoned", according to the criminal complaint. He initially told authorities that he was also asleep, and that the woman had fallen asleep on his knee and he wasn't sure where he had kept his hand.
  • Starbucks trials 5p charge on disposable cups

    Starbucks trials 5p charge on disposable cups

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    The money to be raised by the " latte levy " should be used to improve the country's recycling infrastructure and reprocessing facilities, advises the committee. The MPs say throwaway cups should be prohibited altogether by 2023 if they are not all being recycled. Although some coffee shops provide discounts for customers who bring their own cup, uptake of these offers is low at only 1-2 per cent of coffee purchases.
  • Over 200 flights canceled in Chicago due to East Coast winter storm

    Over 200 flights canceled in Chicago due to East Coast winter storm

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    Feinstein says American also expects to reduce operations at Bradley International Airport in in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, and to reduce flights of smaller American Eagle and shuttle flights at New York's LaGuardia Airport. The airline-tracking site FlightAware is reporting more than 3,200 canceled flights within, into, or out of the United States on Thursday. In Washington D.C., the federal government delayed opening offices on Thursday as blowing snow swirled in the capital.
  • Holidaymaker killed in hot air balloon crash in Luxor

    Holidaymaker killed in hot air balloon crash in Luxor

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    The Egyptian Aviation Authority confirmed 19 people were injured in the crash, which took place at about 7:30 a.m. local time. No British citizens were involved, the UK Foreign Office said. The Karnak Temple Complex, which dates back to around 2000 B.C., is located within the modern-day city. The tragedy came four years after a hot air balloon crash injured 13 tourists seeking an aerial view of the city.
  • City adding 1500 barriers to prevent vehicle terror attacks

    City adding 1500 barriers to prevent vehicle terror attacks

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    Those barriers are now being replaced by more aesthetically appealing temporary barriers until installation on permanent metal bollards begin in March. ABC reported that the city conducted a review of locations, including business corridors, tourist attractions and iconic sites, identifying 10 key locations to be given permanent protection.
  • Violence erupts as Dalits and Marathas clash

    Violence erupts as Dalits and Marathas clash

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    Following reports of clashes and protests, several offices have downed their shutters with Mumbaikars leaving early for home, the report added. Road traffic has also been affected as protesters have gathered at places like Amar Mahal on the Eastern Express Highway and IIT Powai that falls on the Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road route.
  • Palace come from behind to beat sorry Saints

    Palace come from behind to beat sorry Saints

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    Saints are just two places above resurgent Palace with Mauricio Pellegrino's men failing to win any of their last eight matches - collecting just four points in those eight games. Patrick van Aanholt replaced a exhausted Yohan Cabaye at the break and Palace upped the tempo as Christian Benteke called McCarthy into action with a low save.
  • Gov. Scott Hosts Puerto Rico Relief Efforts Roundtable

    Gov. Scott Hosts Puerto Rico Relief Efforts Roundtable

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    Around half of Puerto Ricans-more than 1.5 million people-remain without power 100 days since Hurricane Maria hit the island, according to official figures released Friday. "We're going to continue to work with FEMA as much as we can to help individuals that are coming here, do everything we can to help him get a job, get the kids to a good school, be safe, get to housing", Scott said.
  • Israel detains 15 Palestinians from the West Bank and Jerusalem

    Israel detains 15 Palestinians from the West Bank and Jerusalem

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    In the predawn hours of Tuesday morning, following a succession of impassioned speeches both for and against, Israel's Knesset finally voted on and passed the "United Jerusalem Bill". The Congressional Research Service found in 2016 that "since the establishment of limited Palestinian self-rule in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the mid-1990s, the USA government has committed more than $5 billion in bilateral economic and non-lethal security assistance to the Palestinians, who are among ...
  • Intel's (NASDAQ:INTC) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at Mizuho

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    TIM Participações S.A. (NYSE:TSU) has risen 48.97% since January 2, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 80.48% the S&P500. Paradigm Financial Advisors Llc increased its stake in Intel Corp ( INTC ) by 226.46% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC.
  • Dozens of vehicles pile up, shut down highway near Buffalo

    Dozens of vehicles pile up, shut down highway near Buffalo

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    Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said seven volunteer fire departments were at the scene and hundreds of cars were backed up. The crash, which happened east of the Williamsville tolls, means eastbound Thruway traffic coming through Cheektowaga is being rerouted onto the I-290, according to the Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition.
  • 'Safe zone' for women set up at Berlin New Year's Eve event

    'Safe zone' for women set up at Berlin New Year's Eve event

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    Police have urged any woman that has been assaulted, or who feels that she is being harassed, to go to the safety zone, where members of the German Red Cross will be on standby to provide support. Hundreds of women were attacked by gangs of men with migrant backgrounds during New Year's Eve celebrations in 2015. At least 106 women came forward to file criminal complaints of sexual assault and robbery during the New Year's Eve festivities, authorities said, including two accounts of rape.
  • Safest Year on Record for Commercial Passenger Air Travel

    Safest Year on Record for Commercial Passenger Air Travel

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    The United States racked up another sterling year for airline safety: Zero people died in crashes of commercial jets in 2017, for the eighth year in a row. The ASN considers that plane a commercial aircraft. The network closely tracks accidents involving airliners, military transport planes and corporate jets.
  • Challenges, rough ride ahead for Rajinikanth in politics

    Challenges, rough ride ahead for Rajinikanth in politics

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    After much speculation, Tamil superstar Rajinikath finally declared his entry into the political space of Tamil Nadu - stating that his party will be contesting all 234 seats in the next assembly elections in 2021. "Whatever happened in the last one year in Tamil Nadu has put everyone mute in their shame. It is for him to prove his mettle", said TKS Elangovan MP, spokesman of the DMK.
  • Nikki Haley on Iran: 'We must not be silent'

    Nikki Haley on Iran: 'We must not be silent'

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    Haley singled out Iran in a New Year's message that also denounced "oppressive governments" in North Korea , Venezuela and Cuba. "Pakistan has played a double game for years", she told reporters at the United Nations . Diplomats tell CNN the Trump administration was in touch with European allies over the weekend to coordinate strategies, but efforts to put out a joint statement were met with reluctance from some governments.
  • 'Time travel' Hawaiian Airlines flight takes off in 2018, lands in 2017

    'Time travel' Hawaiian Airlines flight takes off in 2018, lands in 2017

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    Eight hours later, when it landed in Honolulu, it was still December 31, 2017 . Many travelers kicked off 2018 by scoring super-cheap flights to Paris or watching the fireworks in Guadalajara , the year's top trending NYE destination , but one cabin of lucky jet-setters celebrated New Year's by traveling back in time to 2017.
  • Big Money Awaits Winners in Lottery Jackpots

    Big Money Awaits Winners in Lottery Jackpots

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    The next Mega Millions drawing is Tuesday night, meaning some lucky player may see their 2018 off to an incredible start. Mega Millions and Powerball are offering Georgia Lottery players two very large jackpots totaling almost $783 million dollars.
  • Orrin Hatch to Retire from Senate, Opening Path for Mitt Romney

    Orrin Hatch to Retire from Senate, Opening Path for Mitt Romney

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    The 83-year-old Hatch, the longest-serving Republican in the Senate, opted for retirement despite a full-court press from President Donald Trump to stay in Washington, particularly as Romney's ambition for the seat became apparent. Hatch made his decision public Tuesday afternoon via a video announcement. Hatch was first elected to the Senate in 1976. Utah is a great state for Romney and a bad one for Bannon, which means that the former White House chief strategist would be under little ...
  • Possibility of Iran Spring pushes oil prices northwards

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    Despite the fact that Russia is cutting its oil production as part of OPEC and allies' deal to restrict global oil supply, Moscow's average daily crude oil production inched up again in 2017, to a 30-year-high of 10.98 million bpd, according to Russian Energy Ministry data.
  • Second fire in Bronx injures 16, including nine children

    Second fire in Bronx injures 16, including nine children

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    The fire started inside of 1547 Commonwealth Ave. near E. Tremont Avenue just after 5:30 a.m., fire officials say. But fire officials say almost two dozen people, including that man and his family, have been displaced by the blaze. The cause of the fire was not immediately revealed. Officials say over 200 firefighters have responded to the blaze at a four-storey building near the Bronx Zoo in Van Nest.
  • North Alabama school systems delay due to extreme cold

    North Alabama school systems delay due to extreme cold

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    High school classes will start at 10:30 a.m. with doors open at 9:30 a.m. for drop off. But 90 percent of those buses were fixed and running, and Wake used spare buses to fill in for those those that need repairs. Other parents have reported that they took their children to school earlier than the delayed start and the schools wouldn't let them come inside. "The last thing we want to happen is have our students waiting by the curb for a bus that's a half hour to an hour late when it's 14 ...
  • United States servicemember killed in fighting in eastern Afghanistan

    United States servicemember killed in fighting in eastern Afghanistan

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    Before the New Year's Day combat death, the most recent USA service member fatality in Afghanistan occurred in August 2017. Two of the service members were in stable condition at a hospital, the Pentagon told USA Today. More than 8,000 civilians were killed or wounded in conflict-related violence in the first nine months of past year, according to data compiled by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.
  • Parents horrified by deadly discovery in school sandpit

    Parents horrified by deadly discovery in school sandpit

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    Snakes cannot dig and don't bury their eggs, and it has been suggested the eggs could have been laid by a far less risky local species: the water dragon. "The sand was still fresh and loose and would have provided the ideal place for snakes to regulate the eggs due to the temperature", she said. "Our area has a lot of wildlife and at the end of the day wildlife can impact on us".
  • Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus out with knee ligament damage

    Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus out with knee ligament damage

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    City said on their website that Jesus had "suffered a medial collateral ligament injury" and will have further examinations this week to establish the extent of his lay-off. It is the latest injury blow for the Brazilian, who was forced to sit out for two months with a fractured metatarsal shortly after joining City a year ago.
  • Trump floats prosecution against Abedin, Comey

    Trump floats prosecution against Abedin, Comey

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    President Trump appeared to call for imprisonment of former State Department aide Huma Abedin over her email practices as he once again blasted his 2016 Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton . The requests came after officials discovered that Clinton had sent emails using her personal email account, rather than her secure government account, during her tenure as U.S.
  • ConCourt to rule on Zuma impeachment case on Friday

    ConCourt to rule on Zuma impeachment case on Friday

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    Zuma has since repaid 7.8 million rand (631,000 dollars), the sum determined by the Treasury as the "reasonable cost" he should bear, while also surviving a no-confidence motion in parliament where members of own his party voted to oust him.