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BeiGene drug fails comparative study against AbbVie: J&J rival Imbruvica
BeiGene drug fails comparative study against AbbVie: J&J rival Imbruvica
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  • 2019-12-16 12:55:31Z

The trial compared the drugs in 229 patients with Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia (WM), a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. BeiGene's Brukinsa, like Imbruvica, belongs to a class of drugs called Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitors.

Sharing a family meal can help those with dementia connect
Sharing a family meal can help those with dementia connect
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  • 2019-12-16 12:50:03Z

Long before Tim Hollingsworth earned the James Beard Foundation's Rising Star Chef of the Year award and served as chef de cuisine at French Laundry, he was learning to cook by his mother's side at home. As a kid, Hollingsworth would measure ingredients to help his mom make dinner, and he'd talk with her and sample the dishes as they cooked. Today, Hollingsworth - the winner of Netflix's "The Final Table" and owner of Otium in Los Angeles - returns the favor.

Video: Georgia police pepper-spray cat said to be aggressive
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  • 2019-12-16 12:48:11Z

Body camera video shows police in Georgia joking about shooting a cat that was reportedly acting aggressive and then pepper-spraying the crying creature. Alpharetta police were called to the scene by a security guard who said the cat was chasing customers and employees in a parking lot, WXIA-TV reports. Video shows the responding officers approaching the cat and exchanging ideas on how to handle it, with one officer quipping that the case may lead some people to call the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Police: Florida officer demanded cash to ignore violations
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  • 2019-12-16 12:22:17Z

A Miami Beach police officer was arrested after the owner of a valet company told investigators he demanded $1,000 in cash each month in exchange for not issuing parking citations. Dante Zirio, 57, was arrested Saturday during a sting operation involving the owner of APS Parking LLC. Company owner Freddy Diaz gave the officer a $750 payment during a conversation that was captured on video. "It's a sad day when a public officials engages in such behavior, but it is good to know that internally we did the right thing to identify and arrest the perpetrator," Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales said in an email to the city's mayor and commissioners.

Wall Street banks court moderate Democrats to blunt Warren
Wall Street banks court moderate Democrats to blunt Warren's hostility
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  • 2019-12-16 12:09:08Z

Wall Street bank lobbyists are seeking moderate Democratic allies in Congress to deprive Elizabeth Warren of votes and curb policies they consider hostile to their interests, according to more than a dozen lobbyists, consultants and campaign data. A leading Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful and fiery progressive, Warren has built her profile by attacking lenders like Wells Fargo & Co , Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Citigroup Inc . Banks worry that even if the Massachusetts senator does not become the next U.S. president, she would wield major influence on financial policy in any Democratic administration.

Explainer: The case for Trump
Explainer: The case for Trump's impeachment - and the case against it
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  • 2019-12-16 11:31:56Z

The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives could vote as soon as Wednesday to formally charge President Donald Trump, a Republican, with "high crimes and misdemeanors," making him only the third U.S. president in history to be impeached. Here is the Democrats' case for removing Trump from office, as well as the Republican counter-argument. In their articles of impeachment https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hres755/BILLS-116hres755ih.pdf, Democrats charge that Trump abused his power as president by pressuring a foreign government, Ukraine's, to help him win re-election.

Axsome depression drug meets late-stage study goal, shares soar 56%
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  • 2019-12-16 11:25:52Z

The trial results take the company a step closer to acquiring a share of the multi-billion dollar market for depression drugs. Major depressive disorder is a chronic condition that makes patients feel low, experience guilt and worthlessness. In extreme cases, it may lead to suicide.

Trump campaign says impeachment backfiring. Not really, polls suggest
Trump campaign says impeachment backfiring. Not really, polls suggest
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  • 2019-12-16 11:04:49Z

In fact, the House of Representatives' impeachment investigation has fueled an equally fervent demand among Democrats to hold the Republican president accountable for his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden, according to a review of polls conducted every week since Sept. 24 when the Ukraine scandal broke. Trump is expected later this week to become the third U.S. president to be impeached when the full Democratic-led House votes on articles of impeachment charging him with abusing the power of his office and obstructing Congress' investigation of the matter. Trump has denied wrongdoing and called the impeachment inquiry a hoax.

Trump said James Comey could get
Trump said James Comey could get 'years in jail' after he admitted 'sloppiness' in the FBI's attempts to spy on a Trump aide
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  • 2019-12-16 11:02:55Z

Comey had defended the FBI's conduct in trying to spy on a Trump aide, but told Fox News on Sunday that that he was "overconfident."

Trump poised this week to become third U.S. president impeached
Trump poised this week to become third U.S. president impeached
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  • 2019-12-16 11:01:45Z

Republican Donald Trump is likely this week to become the third U.S. president to be impeached when the Democratic-led House of Representatives votes on charges stemming from his effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden. Trump faces one charge of abusing his power by asking Ukraine to investigate Biden, a leading Democratic contender to oppose him in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, and one of obstructing Congress' investigation into the matter. The president has denied wrongdoing.

Rebels kill 43 people over weekend in eastern Congo attacks
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  • 2019-12-16 10:54:56Z

Rebels with apparent links to the Islamic State group have killed at least 43 people in eastern Congo over the weekend in a series of attacks carried out in response to a new military offensive in the area, a rights group said Monday. Rebels from the Allied Democratic Forces in some cases went door-to-door shooting their victims dead, according to a Congolese human rights group known by its French acronym, CEPADHO. The rebels have been trying to pit the civilian population against the army so that people demand the military action be stopped, said Omar Kavotha, president of the rights organization.

Vandal who drew swastikas at U of Georgia won't face charges
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  • 2019-12-16 10:53:15Z

University of Georgia officials determined a Clemson University-bound student visiting the Athens campus was responsible for drawing swastikas on student doors inside a residence hall last month. The university didn't identify the student in its statement last week, but confirmed he was banned from all University of Georgia system campuses, news outlets reported Friday. The student admitted to being in the hall again that month, but denied making any drawings during that visit.

Lawsuit: Paternity test falsely ID'd Baltimore man as father
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  • 2019-12-16 10:45:36Z

A Baltimore man is suing over a take-home paternity test he says incorrectly indicated he was the father of a 1-year-old girl. Nnanaka Nwofor wants the Ohio company that conducted the DNA test to pay $75,000 for the cost of supporting the child and her mother and the pain of learning he wasn't the father, The Daily Record reports. "He's filled with sorrow about it, and it took a long time to tell his family that he wasn't the father, because his family bonded with the child too," Nwofor's attorney, Charles Edwards, said.

Harvey Weinstein says he has done more for women in Hollywood than any other filmmaker, and says rape accusations made him the
Harvey Weinstein says he has done more for women in Hollywood than any other filmmaker, and says rape accusations made him the 'forgotten man'
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  • 2019-12-16 10:13:10Z

Weinstein said accusations of rape and sexual assault by 30 women have made people forget about what he did for women in Hollywood.

Harvey Weinstein says he has done more for women in Hollywood than any other filmmaker, and says rape accusations made him the
Harvey Weinstein says he has done more for women in Hollywood than any other filmmaker, and says rape accusations made him the 'forgotten man'
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  • 2019-12-16 10:13:10Z

Weinstein said accusations of rape and sexual assault by 30 women have made people forget about what he did for women in Hollywood.

Russia blocks Premier League broadcasts by Amazon
Russia blocks Premier League broadcasts by Amazon's Twitch over lawsuit
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  • 2019-12-16 08:55:08Z

A Russian court has blocked access to English Premier League game broadcasts by Amazon's Twitch after Russia's Rambler media group said it would sue the video streaming service over pirate broadcasts, the TASS news agency reported. Rambler plans to sue Twitch for 180 billion roubles ($2.82 billion) in a Russian court for what it said were 36,000 cases in which Twitch had violated its rights to broadcast the soccer games, the Kommersant newspaper reported earlier on Monday.

H&M
H&M's fourth-quarter sales growth takes hit from later Black Friday
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  • 2019-12-16 07:17:04Z

H&M reported a slightly smaller-than-expected rise in fourth-quarter sales reflecting a later Black Friday this year, the world's second-biggest fashion retailer said on Monday. In local currencies, sales growth was 5%, a slowdown from the previous quarter. H&M said that adjusted for that, sales grew 10%, or 6% in local currencies.

Novartis drops asthma drug fevipiprant after trial failures
Novartis drops asthma drug fevipiprant after trial failures
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  • 2019-12-16 06:30:46Z

Swiss drugmaker Novartis on Monday said it is jettisoning what it had hoped would be a billion-dollar-selling asthma drug, fevipiprant, from its development program after the medicine failed another set of key trials. The drug's star fell in October when the Basel-based company announced it had failed a pair of trials in moderate asthmatic patients. Now, fevipiprant has flopped in two additional studies in moderate-to-severe patients, spelling the end to its development for asthma.

Harvey Weinstein wants credit for helping female filmmakers
Harvey Weinstein wants credit for helping female filmmakers' careers
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  • 2019-12-16 05:25:11Z

Ahead of his criminal trial on sexual assault and rape charges, the disgraced mogul says he feels like "the forgotten man" and complains that his legacy in the movie business has been "eviscerated"

New autism guidelines focus in early diagnosis, treatment
New autism guidelines focus in early diagnosis, treatment
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  • 2019-12-16 05:02:44Z

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on Monday issued its first new autism treatment guidelines in 12 years aimed at helping doctors identify at-risk children and getting them the care they need as early as possible. Since developmental delays are often present in very young children with autism, the report, published in the journal Pediatrics, urges doctors to check for issues during all well-baby visits and refer children for treatment at the first sign of an issue, rather than wait for a formal autism evaluation.

Qantas to put more experienced crew on board world
Qantas to put more experienced crew on board world's longest flights: sources
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  • 2019-12-16 05:01:42Z

Qantas Airways Ltd plans to have more experienced pilots on board the world's longest non-stop flights than on its current long-haul flights for the first 18 months as it evaluates fatigue, said sources with knowledge of the matter. The airline said last week it could buy up to 12 Airbus SE A350 planes for the commercial flights of up to 21 hours that includes the Sydney-London route, but the deal depends on pilots voting to approve a pay agreement in March. "To be clear, we have not yet placed an order for this aircraft because we still have a gap to close in the business case," Qantas Chief Pilot Dick Tobiano said in an internal memo to pilots seen by Reuters.

Police search for missing Texas mother and her newborn girl
Police search for missing Texas mother and her newborn girl
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  • 2019-12-16 04:51:38Z

Police in Austin are searching for Heide Broussard and her 2-week-old child, Margot Carey

Alleged victims quickly condemn Harvey Weinstein over new interview
Alleged victims quickly condemn Harvey Weinstein over new interview
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  • 2019-12-16 03:00:35Z

Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein bragged about how much he's supported women in the film industry in a new interview published Sunday. "I feel like the forgotten man,'" he said in the interview given last week following a court appearance. Weinstein, 67, gave the interview to dispel rumors he was playing up an injury for sympathy when he arrived at court with a walker, according to the Post.

SoftBank
SoftBank's China strategy wobbles as key bets disappoint
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  • 2019-12-16 02:37:56Z

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - For SoftBank Group Inc , financial technology firm OneConnect's IPO should have been a vindication of an aggressive China investing strategy. Instead, embarrassed bankers had to slash the offering size and cut its price as investors baulked at a business model seen too reliant on majority owner Ping An Insurance . The IPO valued OneConnect at $3.7 billion, about half its worth last year when SoftBank's Vision Fund invested $100 million, and its stock finished flat in its debut on Friday.

China
China's November industrial output, retail sales beat expectations
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  • 2019-12-16 02:04:50Z

China's industrial output and retail sales growth accelerated more than expected in November, suggesting resilience in the economy as Beijing seeks to prop up domestic demand amid the trade war with the United States. Industrial production rose 6.2% year-on-year in November, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed on Monday, beating the median forecast of 5.0% growth in a Reuters poll and quickening from 4.7% in October. Factory indicators for November have shown surprising improvement in manufacturing, suggesting government support measures are helping domestic demand, even as exports and producer prices shrank.

Precautionary decontaminations after Houston mercury spill
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  • 2019-12-16 01:36:29Z

Dozens of people were decontaminated as a precaution Sunday after trace amounts of mercury was spilled at three locations in Houston, city officials said. Fire Chief Sam Pena said at a news conference Sunday evening that the situation was under control and crews were cleaning up the spills. All three locations were evacuated and between 30 and 60 people were asked to take decontamination showers as a precaution, Pena said.

Texas State University student sues Pi Kappa Phi fraternity after alleged attack leaves him with brain damage
Texas State University student sues Pi Kappa Phi fraternity after alleged attack leaves him with brain damage
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  • 2019-12-16 01:02:41Z

A Texas State University student is suing the school's chapter of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity after he was left with brain damage and other severe injuries as a result of fraternity members allegedly attacking him on the street. Senior Nikolas Panagiotopoulos, 22, and a friend were allegedly attacked as they walked past a building owned and operated by the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity's Eta Rho chapter on Oct. 27 around 2:30 a.m., according to a petition filed in Travis County District Court last week.

FBI breaks up 2 illegal streaming sites - including iStreamItAll, with more subscribers than Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu
FBI breaks up 2 illegal streaming sites - including iStreamItAll, with more subscribers than Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu
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  • 2019-12-16 00:06:44Z

Darryl Polo and Luis Villarino, both of Las Vegas, have pleaded guilty to copyright infringement charges for operating iStreamItAll and Jetflix.

Australia
Australia's Jetstar to cut capacity in January as pilots dispute drags on
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  • 2019-12-16 00:05:04Z

Budget airline Jetstar said on Monday it would cut domestic capacity by around 10% in January due to industrial action by pilots and was considering the sale of three Boeing Co 787-8 jets serving loss-making international routes. The Qantas Airways Ltd subsidiary said the financial impact of disruptions by pilots and ground staff in December and January was estimated to be around A$20 million ($13.6 million) to A$25 million and had led it to do a broader review of its fleet and network, including its 787-8s. "There's no doubt that industrial action is expensive and frustrating, but we have to hold the line on costs or it threatens the long-term sustainability of our business,"...

Comey admits FBI was sloppy in probe of Trump 2016 campaign
Comey admits FBI was sloppy in probe of Trump 2016 campaign
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  • 2019-12-15 23:23:29Z

Former FBI director James Comey has admitted that he was guilty of sloppiness in his management of the investigation into links between Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia. His admission came days after Michael Horowitz, the Justice Department watchdog, released a 476-page report criticising aspects of how the inquiry was conducted. In his report, which was released on Monday, Mr Horowitz said that the FBI was justified in launching the investigation - effectively undermining Donald Trump's claim that the probe was a "witch hunt". But he was critical of how the FBI secured permission to conduct a wiretap on one of Mr Trump's campaign advisers, Carter Page. He noted that there were 17...

West Virginia sheriff's deputy shot in face at rural home
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  • 2019-12-15 22:57:24Z

A sheriff's deputy in West Virginia was shot in the face Sunday while attempting to serve charges on a man at a home in a shooting incident from the previous day, authorities said. Deputies were trying to enter the home in rural Mason County on Sunday where a female caretaker had been shot and wounded a day earlier, W est Virginia Sheriffs' Association Executive Director Rodney Miller told news outlets. Deputies were trying to serve charges on an 81-year-old man but he would not let them into the home and fired a handgun, striking the deputy, Miller said.

An Illinois man was charged with threatening to shoot a Republican congressman after being upset by TV ad
An Illinois man was charged with threatening to shoot a Republican congressman after being upset by TV ad
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  • 2019-12-15 21:48:24Z

Randall E. Tarr of Rochester, Illinois, left a voicemail for Rep. Rodney Davis of Illinois in which he says he would like to shoot Davis's "head off."

An Illinois man was charged with threatening to shoot a Republican congressman after being upset by TV ad
An Illinois man was charged with threatening to shoot a Republican congressman after being upset by TV ad
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  • 2019-12-15 21:48:24Z

Randall E. Tarr of Rochester, Illinois, left a voicemail for Rep. Rodney Davis of Illinois in which he says he would like to shoot Davis's "head off."

Mexico will never accept
Mexico will never accept 'disguised' labor inspectors under USMCA: foreign minister
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  • 2019-12-15 21:26:25Z

Mexico's deputy foreign minister for North America, Jesus Seade, on Sunday attempted to rebut claims his country would be subject to labor enforcement inspectors from other countries as part of the new North American trade deal. Top officials from Canada, Mexico and the United States on Tuesday signed a fresh overhaul of a quarter-century-old deal, but labor provisions were one of the last sticking points in the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

IFF to merge with DuPont
IFF to merge with DuPont's $26.2 billion nutrition unit
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  • 2019-12-15 21:15:17Z

Under terms of the agreement, DuPont shareholders will own 55.4% of the shares of the new company and existing IFF shareholders will own 44.6%, IFF said in a statement. Industrial materials maker DuPont will also receive a one-time cash payment of $7.3 billion upon closing of the deal, IFF added. Ireland's Kerry Group was also negotiating with DuPont for its nutrition unit, Bloomberg had previously reported.

Damaged car leaks a trail of stolen pot as thieves flee California police
Damaged car leaks a trail of stolen pot as thieves flee California police
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  • 2019-12-15 20:22:34Z

Police giving chase to two Infiniti sedans after a pot shop burglary early Saturday didn't have a difficult time following the thieves - at least initially, officers reported.

Lori Loughlin claims feds concealing evidence in
Lori Loughlin claims feds concealing evidence in 'Varsity Blues' college entrance scam
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  • 2019-12-15 20:18:00Z

Fighting charges they lied and paid $500,000 in bribes to secure entry for their two daughters into the University of Southern California, actress Lori Loughlin and her husband filed court papers claiming federal prosecutors are concealing evidence that can clear their names in the nationwide "Operation Varsity Blues" college scam. Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, asked a federal judge in Boston for "urgently needed" help in forcing the government to fork over evidence they say disproves charges they bribed a USC administrator to get their daughters, Isabella and Olivia Jade Giannulli, into the school.

A pawnshop owner connected to one of the suspects in the deadly Jersey City attack was arrested by the FBI on a weapons charge
A pawnshop owner connected to one of the suspects in the deadly Jersey City attack was arrested by the FBI on a weapons charge
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  • 2019-12-15 19:10:52Z

Pawnshop owner Ahmed A-Hady was arrested on a weapons charge after his number and business address was found on one of the shooters of Tuesday's deadly Jersey City attack. A-Hady was charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm after ammunition and guns were found during searches of his home and business. Officials did not link A-Hady to the Jersey City shooting, but said the searches "were connected to one of the perpetrators," according to the Washington Post.

A pawnshop owner connected to one of the suspects in the deadly Jersey City attack was arrested by the FBI on a weapons charge
A pawnshop owner connected to one of the suspects in the deadly Jersey City attack was arrested by the FBI on a weapons charge
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  • 2019-12-15 19:10:52Z

Pawnshop owner Ahmed A-Hady was arrested on a weapons charge after his number and business address was found on one of the shooters of Tuesday's deadly Jersey City attack. A-Hady was charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm after ammunition and guns were found during searches of his home and business. Officials did not link A-Hady to the Jersey City shooting, but said the searches "were connected to one of the perpetrators," according to the Washington Post.

Electrolux to incur $70 million charge for U.S. overhaul
Electrolux to incur $70 million charge for U.S. overhaul
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  • 2019-12-15 19:05:42Z

Electrolux is investing about $250 million in new product platforms at a facility in Anderson, South Carolina, and the plant will replace manufacturing in St Cloud, Minnesota, and manufacturing at another facility in Anderson, it said. The new investment program and streamlining measures is on track to generate about 3.5 billion crowns ($363.59 million) of annual cost savings, with full effect from 2024, the Swedish company said. The capacity issues in Anderson are expected to be gradually resolved during the first half of 2020, it added.

Remains of teen murdered in 1976 identified as missing 14-year-old by California investigators
Remains of teen murdered in 1976 identified as missing 14-year-old by California investigators
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  • 2019-12-15 18:57:00Z

California police have positively identified the remains of a teen who was found murdered 43 years ago as a 14-year-old missing girl. The body was discovered by a man walking his dog in the Lake Merced neighborhood of San Francisco on Oct. 1, 1976, after the man saw the girl's hand protruding from the sand, according to a news release by the New Jersey State Police. Investigators could only determine that the victim was a young Asian female who had a gold chain and owl pendant necklace in her pocket, but she was not identified as Judy Gifford until recent weeks, police said.

Miami Beach parking officer demanded $1,000 a month to ignore violations, police say
Miami Beach parking officer demanded $1,000 a month to ignore violations, police say
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  • 2019-12-15 17:44:30Z

A Miami Beach parking enforcement officer was arrested after police said he extorted a valet company for cash payments in exchange for not enforcing parking violations.

Court sides with Colorado supermax prison in censorship case
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  • 2019-12-15 17:30:35Z

A federal appeals court in Denver has ruled that officials at a supermax prison in Colorado sufficiently changed their policies and corrected their mistakes after refusing to distribute a magazine that provides legal information to inmates. The three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday rejected an argument by the magazine's publisher, Prison Legal News, that a court order was warranted to prevent future censorship. "The Warden has declared that PLN's future publications substantially similar to the previously rejected publications will not be rejected," said the opinion written by Judge Scott Matheson, Jr.

Man who stole $88,000 from bank vault caught after flashing stacks of bills on social media, FBI says
Man who stole $88,000 from bank vault caught after flashing stacks of bills on social media, FBI says
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  • 2019-12-15 17:28:00Z

Federal investigators have arrested a man who allegedly stole $88,000 from a bank vault after the suspect posted photos of stolen stacks of bills online. Charlotte resident Arlando M. Henderson, 29, allegedly had access to the vault at the Wells Fargo location where he worked and stole the sum over the course of at least 18 different occasions in 2019, according to a federal indictment filed in the U.S. District Court in the Western District of North Carolina on Nov. 19. The vault he allegedly stole from contained cash deposits from customers, according to a news release by the FBI.

Note in pocket of gunman in Jewish deli massacre leads to pawnshop owner
Note in pocket of gunman in Jewish deli massacre leads to pawnshop owner's arsenal, arrest
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  • 2019-12-15 17:21:00Z

A pawnshop owner has been arrested and an arsenal of weapons and ammunition seized after investigators found a note containing his phone number on the body of one of two domestic terrorist suspects who allegedly killed a New Jersey police detective before gunning down three others in a targeted attack on a Jewish market. The handwritten note found in the back pocket of terror suspect David Anderson contained the phone number and address of 35-year-old Ahmed A-Hady, a pawnshop owner and convicted felon, in Keyport, New Jersey, according to federal officials.

'Jumanji' ends 'Frozen 2' hot streak to claim top spot
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  • 2019-12-15 17:04:34Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Jumanji: The Next Level" puts "Frozen 2" on second-place ice, while Clint Eastwood's "Richard Jewell" opened with one of the worst box office debuts for the director. The Sony film starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart brought in $60.1 million in the U.S. and Canada to break a three-day record for a comedy in December for the production company. The sequel is a followup to 2017's "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," which grossed $962 million worldwide.

He Was One of Mexico
He Was One of Mexico's Deadliest Assassins. Then He Turned on His Cartel.
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  • 2019-12-15 16:42:09Z

JOJUTLA, Mexico -- The recruits filed into a clearing, where a group of trainers with the stern bearing of drill sergeants stood in a tight row, hiding something."How many of you have killed someone before?" one of the instructors asked. A few hands shot up.The trainers separated, revealing a naked corpse face up in the grass. One thrust a machete into the nearest man's hand."Dismember that body," he ordered.The recruit froze. The instructor waited, then walked up behind the terrified recruit and fired a bullet into his head, killing him. Next, he passed the blade to a lanky teenager while the others watched, dumbfounded.The teenager didn't hesitate. Offered the chance...

Box Office:
Box Office: 'Jumanji 2' levels up with $60 million debut, 'Richard Jewell' stumbles
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  • 2019-12-15 16:31:59Z

It's shaping up to be a merry holiday season for "Jumanji: The Next Level." Sony's adventure sequel debuted in first place to $60.1 million, dethroning "Frozen" after three consecutive weeks as box office champ. It's a decidedly less jovial time for fellow new movies, Warner Bros. "Richard Jewell" and Universal's "Black Christmas." Heading into the weekend, both films were expected to earn at least $10 million. On the plus side, December releases don't typically have huge openings ("Star Wars" movies aside) but can have long legs in theaters throughout the holiday season.

U.S. exports to China to nearly double in
U.S. exports to China to nearly double in 'totally done' trade deal: Lighthizer
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  • 2019-12-15 16:11:11Z

The "phase one" U.S.-China trade deal will nearly double U.S. exports to China over the next two years and is "totally done" despite the need for translation and revisions to its text, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Sunday. A date for senior U.S. and Chinese officials to formally sign the agreement is still being determined, Lighthizer said. The deal, announced on Friday after more than two and a half years of on-and-off negotiations between Washington and Beijing, will reduce some U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods in exchange for increased Chinese purchases of U.S. agricultural, manufactured and energy products by some $200 billion over the next two years.

French New Wave film legend Anna Karina dies at 79
French New Wave film legend Anna Karina dies at 79
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  • 2019-12-15 16:08:08Z

Danish-born actress Anna Karina, one of the most acclaimed luminaries of influential French New Wave cinema, has died of cancer at age 79, her agent said on Sunday. Karina, famous for her kohl-rimmed blue eyes, was the frequent muse of director Jean-Luc Godard, her first husband, starring in seven of his films including "A Woman is a Woman", "Pierrot Le Fou" and "Bande a Part" (Band of Outsiders).


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