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NYS cracks down on ticket bots

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Music fans' frustration over bots crested earlier this year, when tickets for Adele and Bruce Springsteen tours sold out nearly as soon as they went on sale, as Billboard reported . The new law puts a moratorium on the Department of Environmental Conservation's proposal to rid the state of all 2,200 of these swans because it deemed them an invasive species. Read More »

Thousands Flee Eastern Aleppo As Syrian Regime Forces Advance

Government forces and armed paramilitary groups loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad began a renewed push toward eastern Aleppo on November 15, backed by airstrikes following a three-week lull. Retaking the whole of Aleppo , Syria's second largest city, is a key aim of the Syrian government in its fight against rebels. With Syria's Russian-backed military appearing close to seizing total control of Aleppo , U.S. Read More »

Deep South under severe weather threat through Wednesday

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The National Weather Service in Jackson said late Tuesday that it had counted six confirmed tornadoes so far in the areas of the state it monitors. The National Weather Service is warning that much of MS has a "significant" risk of tornadoes from sunset Tuesday to dawn Wednesday . Read More »

Twin Cities lags behind home price recovery

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The average home price in the Minneapolis area has jumped 5.3 percent in the past year, the index said. S&P Case-Shiller issues several home price measures, including a composite index of 20 large cities. Our standard SocketSite S&P/Case-Shiller footnote: The S&P/Case-Shiller home price indices include San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa and Alameda in the "San Francisco" index (i.e., greater MSA) and are imperfect in factoring out changes in property values due to improvements ... Read More »

Electric car factory planned in Arizona to have 2000 workers

Gov. Doug Ducey announced Tuesday that start-up carmaker Lucid Motors plans to spend $700 million on the factory over the next six years, with building set to start next year. Arizona offered tax breaks that start at $5 million and could hit $70 million, depending on the company meeting hiring and other goals, according to Sandra Watson, CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority . Read More »

Husband of California woman who went missing speaks out

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Papini, 34, who had reportedly been held captive for three weeks, was able to flag down help even though she was bound with restraints. Her husband reported her missing after he came home from work and found that she hadn't picked up their two young children from daycare that afternoon. Read More »

Judge: Roof competent to stand trial in church shooting

The ruling came after two days of closed-door hearings this week at which Roof was present. Jury selection is scheduled to start on Monday at 9 a.m. Those findings as well as testimony from the examiner, four other witnesses and three additional sworn affidavits were reviewed at the hearing. "After carefully considering the record before the court, the relevant legal standards, and the arguments of counsel, the Court now finds and concludes that the Defendant is competent to stand trial ... Read More »

Leahy, Sanders And Welch Denounce Bannon Appointment

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Congressman Jim Cooper is joining calls for President-elect Donald Trump to drop top advisor Steve Bannon from his leadership team. Bannon left Breitbart in August to become Trump's campaign CEO. Bannon only exacerbates and validates their concerns". Mr. Bannon now fills the role that David Axelrod once had under President Obama and that Karl Rove had under President George W. Read More »

University Of Memphis Students Rally Against Trump

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Several roads were closed in the D.C. area, including Pennsylvania Avenue, due to the protests. The protesters called out "Si, se puede" - Spanish for "Yes, we can" - and "The people united will never be divided". There were many tears on that day. The list included New York University, Columbia University, Rutgers University, Montclair State University and New Jersey City University. Read More »

Dakota Access pipeline decision unlikely until early 2017

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Meanwhile, North Dakota's governor is criticizing a potential delay in completion of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Hundreds of protesters gathered Tuesday morning outside a work staging area west of Mandan, North Dakota , and disrupted freight train traffic by putting a pickup truck and tree branches on BNSF Railway tracks, Morton County sheriff's spokesman Rob Keller said. Read More »

California Mother Found 'Bound by Restraints' After Three Weeks

Authorities were looking for two armed women they believe abducted Sherri Papini, 34, on November 2, Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said in an interview on "Good Morning America". Papini was treated for unspecified injuries and released. Later that day, Keith Papini arrived home and it was unusually quiet, he told CNN affiliate KRCR-TV at the time. Read More »

Sister Ecstatic Over Return of Missing Woman

Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this story misstated Dennis Kidd's first name. She had gone missing from her home near Redding, California earlier this month while jogging, prompting a frantic search. Papini was not home. The site has been taken down since Papini was found. "Right now she's been through a very traumatic event, and needs time with her family", Koester said. Read More »

Federal court blocks overtime regulation

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Braley said this would've affected big and small companies. "It's only a temporary injunction", she said of the federal court's decision. CT was not part of the lawsuit but would be affected by the change. That would have benefited 370,000 workers in the Lone Star State. "You know say 10, 12,15 thousand even bigger jump, owners were prepared to track the hours, pay the overtime and just watch employee's productivity that way". Read More »

Texas A&M beats Virginia Tech in Wooden Legacy semifinal

Virginia Tech lost its first game of the season to Texas A&M in the semifinals of the tournament but responded by beating the Cornhuskers and playing well with lead down the stretch. The Cavaliers have gotten 20 touchdowns and over 2,400 yards from Benkert and two touchdowns and 297 yards from Johns. "I thank God I was able to be a Hokie", says Rogers. Read More »

Newt Gingrich is not a fan of Mitt Romney

Their other main objection is that the 2012 GOP candidate was a leading Republican voice against Trump as the party's nominee, and he leveled several brutal attacks on the businessman during the campaign, saying his "promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University", and calling him a "fraud". Read More »

Oil tumbles as output cut looks elusive, shares slip

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KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng index advanced 0.9 percent to 22,926.19 and the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.5 percent to 3,280.77. On Wall Street, futures for the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index were off 0.5 percent. Read More »

Clashes kill 55 in restive kingdom

The Bakonzo people declared their own kingdom in 1962 following a separatist movement. Security forces stormed his palace amid claims he was harboring fighters. The kingdom was recognised by President Yoweri Museveni in 2009. However unrest has continued to simmer in the complex ethnic and political conflict. Read More »

Manila police safely defuse suspected bomb near US Embassy

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Dela Rosa said the "attempted act of terrorism" could have been a diversionary tactic by the extremists. He said the Philippine National Police was "on top of the situation" and had taken the necessary steps to tighten security measures in crowded areas. Read More »

Suspect Arrested In Ambush Killing Of San Antonio Police Officer

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The police shooting in San Antonio was one of four incidents in which law enforcement officers were shot Sunday. Former state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, a longtime friend of Marconi, told the San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/2gyC6wv ) that the officer always kept safety in mind and would threaten to take the auto keys of people at bars he deemed unfit to drive. Read More »

Suspect Arrested In Ambush Killing Of San Antonio Police Officer

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The police shooting in San Antonio was one of four incidents in which law enforcement officers were shot Sunday. Former state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, a longtime friend of Marconi, told the San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/2gyC6wv ) that the officer always kept safety in mind and would threaten to take the auto keys of people at bars he deemed unfit to drive. Read More »

Suspect in fatal police shooting upset over custody battle

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On his way to be booked on the capital murder charge, McKane said he was upset because he had "been through several custody battles". James Pasco, executive director of the National Fraternal Order of Police, said four attacks on officers in one day is another alarming a sign of the times. Read More »

Officer charged in shooting that was streamed on Facebook

Yanez will make his first appearance in criminal court on Friday. If convicted, Yanez could be sentenced to up to ten years in prison and fined $20,000 for second-degree manslaughter, and sentenced to five years in prison and fined $10,000 on the other charges. Read More »

Officer charged in shooting that was streamed on Facebook

Anthony police officer minutes after the shooting. Choi recounted how Castile had calmly told Yanez that he was carrying a firearm , and had a permit to do so. This is what the law says and this is the charge they brought. "Police officers in Minnesota and across the country face pressures of life and death situations daily", Dennis Flaherty, executive director of the association, said in a statement. Read More »

Officer charged in shooting that was streamed on Facebook

Anthony police officer minutes after the shooting. Choi recounted how Castile had calmly told Yanez that he was carrying a firearm , and had a permit to do so. This is what the law says and this is the charge they brought. "Police officers in Minnesota and across the country face pressures of life and death situations daily", Dennis Flaherty, executive director of the association, said in a statement. Read More »

Minnesota Officer to Appear in Court in Fatal Shooting

Yanez opened fire on Castile within a minute of stopping him. Yanez, before Castile finished the sentence, put his hand on his holstered gun and calmly replied "OK", according to the complaint. "It's the beginning to a different chapter", said Castile's mother, Valerie, during a press conference at her attorney's office. September 28: The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says it has completed its investigation and turned over its findings to Choi. Read More »

North Carolina's Election Is Filled with Legal Challenges

Democrats are concerned that McCrory could lean on the Republican-controlled state legislature which, by law, can declare a new election or even declare a victor "if it can determine which candidate received the highest number of votes", a decision that is " not reviewable " by the courts. Read More »

NC Gov McCrory Claims Voter Fraud in Election Challenge

Since Election Day, there has been a battle between McCrory and his challenger Attorney General Roy Cooper over who won the governor's race. Either candidate can demand a recount if the margin is 10,000 or less after all votes have been counted and certified by county parties. Read More »