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Author: 0 Lesbian couple, two children found slain in upstate NY home

Shakera Symes tells Spectrum News in Albany the entire family is devastated over the killings of Shanta Myers , her 5-year-old daughter, her 11-year-old son and Brandi Mells . "After being in business for nearly 42 years I can't describe the savagery of a person like this", Todesco said. Troy police say the deaths are being treated as suspicious.

Global News Pence's Colorado neighbors hang 'Make America Gay Again' sign
Author: 0 Pence's Colorado neighbors hang 'Make America Gay Again' sign

The banner was hung by the daughters of the homeowners - and one of their girlfriends. Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo said one of his deputies witnessed the sign being posted . Pence has a long history of opposition to LGBTQ equality , including promoting conversion therapy , opposing funding to fight HIV/AIDS , opposing marriage equality , and promoting religious exemptions to anti-discrimination laws.

Global News TIGER ZINDA HAI surpasses GOLMAAL RETURNS in just a week!
Author: 0 TIGER ZINDA HAI surpasses GOLMAAL RETURNS in just a week!

Coming to the performance of the film, Salman Khan-starrer Tiger Zinda Hai has become the highest-grossing Bollywood movie of 2017 by crossing Golmaal Again and Ek Tha Tiger's lifetime collections, but has failed to match the glory of Baahubali 2 as far as box office records are concerned.

Global News Erica Garner, pulled to activism after her father's death, dies at 27
Author: 0 Erica Garner, pulled to activism after her father's death, dies at 27

Erica Garner , the daughter of a NY man whose death during an attempted arrest helped spark the "Black Lives Matter" movement against police brutality, died on Saturday, a posting on her official Twitter account showed. Rest in peace Erica Garner and thank you for your service. She also appeared in a campaign commercial for Sen. Erica leaves behind a husband, an 8-year-old daughter, a 4-month-old son, and a slew of family and friends to mourn her legacy and life.

Global News South Korea seizes Hong Kong ship over North Korea oil transfer
Author: 0 South Korea seizes Hong Kong ship over North Korea oil transfer

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to berate China for allowing illegal oil trading with North Korea . Of the four ships blocked from worldwide ports under United Nations sanctions on North Korea, three are registered in the isolated country and a fourth flies the flag of Palau, according to the final list adopted by the world body.

Global News Some Disney World resorts change 'Do Not Disturb' signs
Author: 0 Some Disney World resorts change 'Do Not Disturb' signs

Several Disney resorts have done away with the "Do Not Disturb" signs that prevent employees from entering rooms, according to WDWNT . Regardless of the presence or absence of any tag, Disney's terms of service now state that "the hotel and its staff reserve the right to enter your room for any purposes".

Global News Mayor: 2 dead in shooting, 1 wounded but stable
Author: 0 Mayor: 2 dead in shooting, 1 wounded but stable

The incident began at 2:25 p.m. Friday near the intersection of E. San Antonio and Long Beach Boulevard. Video posted from the scene to Twitter showed a large law enforcement response blocking off streets in the area. Long Beach is close to Los Angeles, California. In the footage, people can be heard saying they heard gunshots ring out. We will continue to monitor this story and will provide the latest updates as they become available .

Global News Cold air, small snow chances, start off your weekend
Author: 0 Cold air, small snow chances, start off your weekend

Clouds are expected to increase Sunday with temperatures starting to drop again as colder air begins to move into the area. A fresh batch of arctic air has arrived, and this chill will have an extended stay. One, it will slowly start to clear out the clouds, because behind the front is high pressure. It will also be windy; therefore, it will feel much colder.

Global News President-Elect George Weah Promises Change To Liberians
Author: 0 President-Elect George Weah Promises Change To Liberians

He is King George!" Outgoing president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who is at the end of her second six-year term, will transfer power to Weah in the nation's first democratic transition since 1944. "I think Weah is not fit for the work". Weah looked set to sweep 14 of Liberia's 15 counties in the run-off. The commission says their party, the Coalition for Democratic Change, received 61.5 percent of the vote with 732,185 votes, beating Vice President Joseph Boakai's Unity Party which got ...

Global News Police blame prankster for Wichita shooting
Author: 0 Police blame prankster for Wichita shooting

The prank is becoming quite popular with online gamers across the country. Officers went to the 1000 block of McCormick, preparing for a hostage situation and they "got into position", he said. Police are now investigating claims that the hostage report was made by someone trying to prank an online gamer and the target of the prank gave a random address.

Global News No arrests yet in NY quadruple homicide
Author: 0 No arrests yet in NY quadruple homicide

DeWolf would not discuss details of the crime scene or the cause of death, but law enforcement sources told the Albany Times Union that the victims were bound and their throats were slit. Police said autopsies would be conducted Wednesday, but as of Thursday the results had not been released. According to the New York Times , the manager of the property received a call from the victims' relatives asking to do a welfare check on the family.

Global News Four children among 12 killed in 'historic' NY apartment fire
Author: 0 Four children among 12 killed in 'historic' NY apartment fire

An unattended three-year-old boy accidentally started the blaze, fire commissioner Daniel Nigro said. The youngest victim was Amora Vidal, a week shy of turning eight-months-old, her mother Christine Batiz said. More than 160 firefighters responded to the four-alarm blaze. "People died on various floors of the apartment". Firefighters respond to a deadly fire Thursday, Dec.

Global News Mass. jackpots total almost $700 million across 3 games
Author: 0 Mass. jackpots total almost $700 million across 3 games

With a Powerball jackpot estimated at $384 million and Mega Millions at $306 million, USA lottery aficionados for just the second time in history have two opportunities to try for jackpots exceeding $300 million. Powerball offers two jackpot payment options: the $384 million annuity prize paid out as one immediate payment followed by 30 annual graduated payments; or the cash option, which is approximately $294 million.

Global News As time stood still, Viswanathan Anand rolls back years
Author: 0 As time stood still, Viswanathan Anand rolls back years

Then I played an excellent game against Grishchuk (in the 14th and penultimate round), who is one of the top rapid and blitz players in the world. But I played an excellent game against Alexander Grischuk and caught up with Magnus in the final round.

Global News OR bakers lose their appeal
Author: 0 OR bakers lose their appeal

The Kleins argued that a liberal labor commissioner, Brad Avakian, violated their religious rights and free speech rights when he imposed the staggering fine for causing emotional distress to the lesbian couple. The Oregon Court of Appeals upheld a ruling against two bakery owners who refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian wedding in 2013 because it would go against their Christian beliefs.

Global News Thousands protest in Iran in anti-government demonstrations
Author: 0 Thousands protest in Iran in anti-government demonstrations

The semiofficial Ilna news agency reported there were smaller protests in Neyshabour, Kashmar, Yazd, and Shahroud. Over 10,000 Iranian men and women, young and old, demonstrated in Mashhad on Thursday morning, December 28, 2017, chanting "death to the dictator", "death to Rouhani" in protest to unbridled, daily hike in the cost of basic necessities of life.

Author: 0 Gunman Kills 9 in Attack on Egypt Church

Ten people have been killed in an attack outside a Coptic Christian church in southern Cairo, including a gunman, Egypt's Health Ministry spokesman says. "The shooting began at 10:30 a.m. and carried on for more than 15 minutes. there was more than one attacker", Mohammed Hussein Abdelhadi, who lives close to the church, told Reuters .

Global News President Trump claims East Coast freeze disproves global warming
Author: 0 President Trump claims East Coast freeze disproves global warming

Trump's missive quickly drew Twitter eye-rolls from many users exasperated that the Republican US president could use cold weather to mock the science behind climate change . In September, he answered a question on climate change and Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, which hit Florida and Texas, respectively. The tweet certainly falls in line with his administration's pro-energy, anti-climate agenda.

Global News Israel strikes Gaza Strip after rocket attack
Author: 0 Israel strikes Gaza Strip after rocket attack

Police bomb disposal experts are working at the scene. When asked if the rockets had been fired to coincide with the commemoration an army official said, that it "absolutely could be", the case. However, analysts have noted that Hamas was either unwilling or unable to clamp down on the groups. Both posts belong to Hamas, an Islamist organization that runs the Gaza Strip.

Global News Congress MLA Asha Kumari slaps woman constable in Shimla, gets it back
Author: 0 Congress MLA Asha Kumari slaps woman constable in Shimla, gets it back

Sources said even the Congress President expressed concern over the incident and told the Congress men to have patience. The incident happened when Asha Kumar got angry after the police stopped her from entering a venue where Congress President Rahul Gandhi was conducting a review meeting with his Himachal MLAs and party leaders.

Global News Hoosiers Reminded To Dispose Of Christmas Trees Safely This Season
Author: 0 Hoosiers Reminded To Dispose Of Christmas Trees Safely This Season

When the holidays are over, don't forget to treecycle your "live" Christmas tree . Residents may also recycle their tree free of charge at Pierce County's transfer stations. Trees can be dropped off at the Solid Waste Authority in Farmington or at the recycling drop off in the lot behind the Marion County visitors bureau in Fairmont.

Global News First Supermoon Of 2018 Happens On New Year's Day
Author: 0 First Supermoon Of 2018 Happens On New Year's Day

The moon will pass into the Earth's shadow, making it a Blood Moon . "Folks in the eastern United States, where the eclipse will be partial, will have to get up in the morning to see it", said Noah Petro, supervising research assistant at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

Global News Turkey, Russia finalize deal on anti-missile defense system
Author: 0 Turkey, Russia finalize deal on anti-missile defense system

The S-400 deal, reportedly worth about $2.5 billion, has caused concern in the West because Turkey is a member of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the system can not be integrated into NATO's military architecture. The move has alarmed Turkey's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies amid tensions with Moscow. The S-400 is Russia's most advanced long-range anti-aircraft missile system with a capacity of carrying three types of missiles that can destroy ballistic and cruise missiles.

Global News These photos of Meghan Markle's Christmas hat has got people talking
Author: 0 These photos of Meghan Markle's Christmas hat has got people talking

Lest we forget Middleton's $240 platform L.K. Bennett pumps and currant clutch. And she went and did it again on Christmas. There are no words about the arrangement upon the arrival of the royals on Monday if the same set up was done. Britain's Prince William and Kate , the Duchess of Cambridge pose with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte , at Kensington Palace in this undated photo provided by Kensington Palace.

Global News Children in conflict zones hit by shocking scale of attacks
Author: 0 Children in conflict zones hit by shocking scale of attacks

Rape, forced marriage, abduction and enslavement had become standard tactics in conflicts across Iraq, Syria and Yemen, as well as in Nigeria, South Sudan and Myanmar. UNICEF, or the United Nations Children's Fund, is a UN program that provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers across the developing world.

Global News Officials Warning Residents to take Steps to keep Pipes from Freezing
Author: 0 Officials Warning Residents to take Steps to keep Pipes from Freezing

With temperatures dipping below freezing, now is a good time to think about protecting your water pipes from freezing and bursting. Know the location of main water shut-off valve. When you are away: Have a friend, relative or neighbor regularly check your property to ensure that the heat is working and the pipes have not frozen.

Global News Former Ballon d'Or Winner George Weah Thanks Liberia For Voting For Him
Author: 0 Former Ballon d'Or Winner George Weah Thanks Liberia For Voting For Him

As Liberia's most famous son, Weah attracts huge crowds and has a faithful youth following in a country where a fifth of the electorate is aged between 18 and 22. Weah (51) starred in top-flight European football teams Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan in the 1990s before playing briefly for Chelsea and Manchester City later in his career.

Global News Names released of 2 women, 2 children found slain in home
Author: 0 Names released of 2 women, 2 children found slain in home

Members of an upstate NY community shocked by the brutal killings of a family gathered Wednesday night around four candles - one each for the victims, two children, their mother and her domestic partner, reports CBS affiliate WRGB . Until we find out, it certainly makes sense to be vigilant and keep your doors locked'. But she can't imagine why anyone would kill her, she said, as her friend has not had any problems with anyone, she told the Times Union .

Global News Police Arrest Barber Accused of Snipping Ear, Shaving Bald Patch
Author: 0 Police Arrest Barber Accused of Snipping Ear, Shaving Bald Patch

The customer went elsewhere to have the rest of his head shaved before the holidays. The 22-year-old customer, who wasn't named in the Madison Police Department press release , had gone to the salon to get his hair cut . Shabani was issued a ticket on Wednesday for disorderly conduct, a county ordinance violation that is not a criminal charge. DeSpain says Shabani told officers it was an accident.

Global News Cold continues... Snow showers late today
Author: 0 Cold continues... Snow showers late today

Officials in the nearby city of Oswego, buried under 3 feet of snow, are also asking drivers to stay off the roads Wednesday . Snowfall forecasts over the next 48 hours are for an additional foot of snow in western Pennsylvania and NY. Wind chills will go as low as -10 through early today. Meanwhile, a wind chill advisory is in effect for much of the Buckeye State through this morning.

Global News Erica Garner Reportedly Pronounced Brain Dead After Suffering Heart Attack
Author: 0 Erica Garner Reportedly Pronounced Brain Dead After Suffering Heart Attack

Garner's mother revealed the extent of her condition Thursday. A worker running Garner's Twitter account stated Wednesday night that a "cat scan shows Erica suffered major brain damage from a lack of oxygen while in cardiac arrest". She soon became a prominent figure in the Black Lives Matter movement. Eric Garner was killed by a New York City police officer accused of using an unjustified and unlawful chokehold.

Global News Turkey ETF Rebounds as Ankara, Washington End Visa Dispute
Author: 0 Turkey ETF Rebounds as Ankara, Washington End Visa Dispute

Turkish stocks and country-specific ETF strengthened Thursday after the US and Turkey lifted all visa restrictions, ending months-long dispute over diplomatic duties. "In accordance with the principle of reciprocity, restrictions on visa services applied to American citizens have been lifted simultaneously", the Turkish embassy said in a statement.

Author: 0 Donald Trump Tweet-tacks Vanity Fair For "Regret" Over Hillary Clinton Ding

Many journalists, however, defended the publication and the editor who made the knitting comments, saying the backlash was being blown out of proportion. Mr Trump and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders have also been targets of the apparent attempt at light-hearted Christmas content. A-list celebrities like Patricia Arquette even weighed, suggesting the publication stop telling women what they should or can do.

Global News Bitter cold, wintry mix expected in Arkansas this weekend
Author: 0 Bitter cold, wintry mix expected in Arkansas this weekend

Temperatures look to moderate somewhat by Wednesday, as another snow-producing low pressure system swings through from the north. Extremely cold air, like the Arctic blast that is covering the country this week, mixed with winds can cause temperatures to drop down to dangerously low levels.

Global News People hail passage of Triple Talaq Bill, this is how twitterati reacted
Author: 0 People hail passage of Triple Talaq Bill, this is how twitterati reacted

The draft law allows a woman who has been given instant triple talaq to move court. Triple Talaq in any form including spoken, in writing or by electronic means such as email, SMS or WhatsApp would be banned. Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar on Thursday lashed out at the All India Muslim Personal Law Board for opposing the triple talaq bill asking who gave the board any right to represent Muslims.

Global News Husband wanted for questioning in Brooklyn wife's untimely death
Author: 0 Husband wanted for questioning in Brooklyn wife's untimely death

In addition, police sources say two of the officers who responded to a welfare check at the home have been suspended without pay and are under investigation. Wells' Facebook page shows she married her on-and-off boyfriend in the spring but the nature of their current relationship was unclear. 'Witnesses heard an argument and something falling down the stairs, ' a high-ranking police source told the newspaper, New York Post .

Global News Kabul Blast Targeted Shiites In Afghanistan, Also Creates Safety Concerns For Journalists
Author: 0 Kabul Blast Targeted Shiites In Afghanistan, Also Creates Safety Concerns For Journalists

Commander: MOAB bomb meant to kill ISIS 02:03 " Our team is in the area and they are doing clearance, so the figure might change as they find more bodies", said Dawlat Waziri, a spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Defense. The centre is near to the Afghan Voice Agency, a media outlet which earlier reports had suggested could be the target. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish says an unknown number of suicide attackers set off an explosion outside the center before storming it.

Global News Modi government distances itself from Hegde's remarks
Author: 0 Modi government distances itself from Hegde's remarks

Yes, I know but the Constitution has been amended many times, we (the BJP) will also amend it. We will respect the Constitution, but the Constitution has changed several times and it will change in the future too. Members also protested against the treatment given to the family of Kulbhushan Jadhav in Pakistan. It is not the concern of parliamentarians only.

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