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Firefighters Battle Infernos Amid Searing Heat: Australia Update

(Bloomberg) -- Firefighters are battling an intensification of catastrophic wildfires sweeping southeastern Australia amid searing temperatures and strong winds.Penrith, on the outskirts of Sydney, reached a record 47.4 degrees Celsius (117 degrees Fahrenheit) Saturday, symbolic of the dangerous weather conditions that have fanned ferocious flames and sparked new blazes. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced an unprecedented level of military support to support firefighting and recovery effort...
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2020 election: Warren says she will vote for Trump's USMCA trade deal

Warren stated she now supports Trump's renegotiated USMCA because it "makes improvements." This sets her apart from fellow progressive Bernie Sanders.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Kentucky attorney general asks FBI to investigate Bevin's pardons

The investigation will focus on the pardon of Patrick Baker, who was convicted of reckless homicide. Baker's family raised more than $20,000 for the Bevin campaign.
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For Trump, a Risky Decision on Suleimani Is One Other Presidents Had Avoided

In ordering the drone strike that killed Iran’s top security commander, Mr. Trump challenged predictions it could lead to a wider war in the Middle East.
Tags: News, Iran, Terrorism, Central Intelligence Agency, Trump, Suleimani, Donald J, Mr Trump, Qassim, United States Special Operations Command, Defense and Military Forces, Baghdad (Iraq, Targeted Killings


Leaving Neverland: Court rules accusers can sue Michael Jackson companies

The two men allege they were abused by the singer when they were children.
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'Shut up, Theis': Marcus Smart, Daniel Theis have funny exchange after Celtics win

The latest example of that came after the Celtics' 109-106 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night. C's big man Daniel Theis was discussing his clutch block on Trae Young in the game's final moments when Smart jokingly told the German forward, "I ain't understand nothin' you said, D." Smart went on to praise his teammate, then crack more jokes during his postgame scrum. LIVE stream the Celtics all season and get the latest news and analysis on all of your teams fr...
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Trump Kills Iran’s Most Overrated Warrior

Suleimani pushed his country to build an empire, but drove it into the ground instead.
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Prince William narrates 60-second mental health film aimed at millions of soccer fans

Britain's Prince William has narrated a one-minute film encouraging millions of soccer fans to think about their mental health.
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Wisconsin rallies late to upset No. 5 Ohio State 61-57

Nate Reuver's jumper finally wrested the lead away from Ohio State with 1:54 left in the game, and the Wisconsin forward hit four free throws in the last 14 seconds to seal a road upset of the No. 5 Buckeyes. Ohio State (11-3, 1-2), a 7 1/2-point favorite, lost a second straight game. The Buckeyes got a terrific performance from Kaleb Wesson, who had 22 points and 13 rebounds.
Tags: News, Basketball, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Buckeyes, Kaleb Wesson, Nate Reuver, Buckeyes Ohio State


Saturday jobs dying as teen employment halves, Resolution Foundation says

More young people were prioritising studies over part-time work, a think tank says.
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Aviron Pictures Chairman William Sadleir Fired (EXCLUSIVE)

William Sadleir, the founder and chairman of indie distributor Aviron Pictures, has been ousted by the fledgling company’s financier, two insiders familiar with his exit told Variety. It’s unclear what circumstances Sadleir left under, both sources said. He was removed under a contractual provision given to the shop’s senior lender, reported to be asset management […]
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There's a fire in Australia the size of Manhattan

Three fires have combined to form a single blaze bigger than the New York borough of Manhattan as Australian firefighters battle what has been predicted to the most catastrophic day yet in the worst bushfire season in decades.
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Hikers in California find the remains of a Japanese internee from World War II

In early October, two hikers were traversing an alpine path, high in California's Sierra Nevada range, when the unexpected happened: they stumbled upon human remains.
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Hikers in California's Sierra Nevada found the remains of a Japanese internee from World War II

In early October, two hikers were traversing an alpine path, high in California's Sierra Nevada range, when the unexpected happened: they stumbled upon human remains.
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Indonesia Steps Up Sea Patrols to Monitor China Fishing Boats

(Bloomberg) -- Indonesia’s military has stepped up naval and aerial patrols of the Natuna Sea area because of a rising number of Chinese fishing vessels in the region.The Southeast Asian nation has deployed three ships and two aircraft in the gas-rich North Natuna Sea, and two additional vessels are on the way to join the group, Yudo Margono, commander of the Joint Regional Defense Command, said in statement.The deployment came after Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi said China s...
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Celtics survive 18-point deficit in 1st, beat Hawks 109-106

Daniel Theis had already seen Trae Young make five 3-pointers - a few from more than 30 feet away - so he could pretty much figure out what the Atlanta Hawks guard was thinking in the final seconds of a two-point game. ''As soon as I switched on him, I knew he wanted to take the 3 to win the game,'' the Celtics center said. Young had 28 points and 10 assists, but Theis blocked his step-back 3-point attempt with 3 seconds left and Boston recovered from an 18-point, first-quart...
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A cute proposal, a marching band victory and a quokka!

All The Good Stuff that happened this week
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‘Parasite’ Named Best Film at Australia’s 2020 AACTA International Awards

Australia descended on Hollywood for the ninth annual AACTA International Awards on Friday night, with the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts honoring the top performances on film this year. Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” was named the best film of the year by the organization. But “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” was the […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Australia, Awards, Brad Pitt, Quentin Tarantino, Margot Robbie, Adam Driver, Saoirse Ronan, Taika Waititi, Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts, Parasite, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, AACTA Awards


4 Arrested In Connection To Assaults In Modesto

MODESTO (CBS13) — Four suspects were arrested in connection to two assaults that happened within a week of one another in Modesto. Police say the first assault and robbery happened in the early morning hours of Dec. 26 in the area of Maze Boulevard and Martin Luther King. Two victims were reportedly assaulted and robbed of cash and their backpacks by multiple armed suspects. One of the victims sustained major injuries and was hospitalized. A week later, on Thursday, police responded to a report ...
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5 Arrested In Connection To Assaults In Modesto

MODESTO (CBS13) — Five suspects were arrested in connection to two assaults that happened within a week of one another in Modesto. Police say the first assault and robbery happened in the early morning hours of Dec. 26 in the area of Maze Boulevard and Martin Luther King. Two victims were reportedly assaulted and robbed of cash and their backpacks by multiple armed suspects. One of the victims sustained major injuries and was hospitalized. A week later, on Thursday, police responded to a report ...
Tags: Crime, News, Modesto, Wilson, Linden, Modesto News, Maze Boulevard, 5th Street Police, Matthew Phommasinh


Millions of plastic £5 and £10 banknotes replaced due to damage

Figures show millions of the new-style £5 and £10 notes have been damaged since they were launched.
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Miami Dolphins: Top 10 Offseason Priorities

Yes, Miami needs pretty much everything. But here are some places to start.
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A gunman holding a woman hostage inside an Illinois bank has surrendered

A man was arrested Friday after he held a woman hostage for more than six hours inside a Rockford, Illinois, credit union, police said.
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Blazers get the help they needed from "The Monster" Mario Hezonja

But, in his return to the court after missing six previous games with back spasms, he showed his worth as the Trail Blazers cruised to a victory over the Wizards Friday night. "It was helpful," CJ McCollum said of having Hezonja back on the court. "We don't have many guys over 6'8", everybody's hurt, banged up, so it was nice to have another body, fresh legs.
Tags: News, Portland Trail Blazers, Wizards, Trail Blazers, CJ McCollum, Mario Hezonja, Hezonja


New York Times: Trump administration withholds emails on Ukraine aid

The Trump administration is withholding 20 emails pertaining to frozen Ukraine military aid between a top aide to President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff and an official at the White House Office of Management and Budget, the New York Times reported Friday.
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The Bounce - Better fit for the Lakers: Darren Collison or Andre Iguodala?

Darren Collison is eyeing a return to the NBA, preferably with one of the two LA teams, but is he or Iggy the missing piece the Lakers need to compete with the Clippers?
Tags: News, La, Basketball, Nba, Darren Collison, Iggy, Andre Iguodala, Lakers, Clippers, Bounce Better fit for the Lakers


Patrick Reed embraces the miserable weather, shoots 66 and is one off the lead

Before he became a mainstay on the PGA Tour, Patrick Reed cut his teeth on Monday qualifying, which was an integral part of his development as a professional golfer. “Justine [his wife and caddie in his early pro days] and I still talk about those times,” Reed said. This bit of insight explains the push Reed was able to make on Friday on the rain-soaked Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort in the second round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
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Who Is Qassem Soleimani, And Why Is His Death So Alarming?

The commander's assassination signals to Iran that the U.S. won't hesitate to take dramatic action against the country.
Tags: News, Iran


Thousands of troops being called to help as bushfires rage across Australia. Here's what you need to know.

At least 23 people have died in southeastern Australia, and the region is blanketed with smog and blood-red skies. Food and fuel are running out.
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