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People US Customs phone, laptop border searches increased substantially in 2017
Author: 0 US Customs phone, laptop border searches increased substantially in 2017

Today the CBP released a new Directive that supersedes the one it released in 2009, explaining that the new one "enhances transparency, accountability and oversight of electronic device border searches" it performs. The spike in searches comes as the Trump administration has moved to ramp up border security. But while the directive offers privacy safeguards, it also includes exceptions under which officers can conduct more advanced searches.

People Mega Millions, Powerball Tip $1 Billion in Combined Jackpots
Author: 0 Mega Millions, Powerball Tip $1 Billion in Combined Jackpots

You probably can't, but unfortunately, you probably also won't get the chance to, especially if you're shooting for the moon and hoping to win both the Powerball and the Mega Millions . Saturday's Powerball jackpot is the eighth largest lottery prize ever. "Obviously the tax would take quite a bit of it, but the rest of it, I would give away to charity", echoed Travers.

People Clear the pipes: Frozen pipes a possibility when temperatures drop
Author: 0 Clear the pipes: Frozen pipes a possibility when temperatures drop

Start by cranking up the heat, turning off the water (either to the suspect pipe or the entire home ), and opening the taps. If the water is moving, it won't freeze. Next, open the faucet so that water will flow through the pipe once the area is melted. If you are unable to locate the frozen area, if the frozen area is not accessible, or if you cannot thaw the pipe , call a licensed plumber.

People Ridley Scott may direct The Merlin Saga adaptation for Disney
Author: 0 Ridley Scott may direct The Merlin Saga adaptation for Disney

More on the Ridley Scott Merlin Saga news below. The story of Merlin and Arthur was brought to the big screen a year ago in Guy Ritchie's "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword ", starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law and Eric Bana. The last time anything from the King Arthur realm was adapted for the big screen, it did not go well with critics . Disney has hired The Lord of the Rings scribe Philippa Boyens to adapt The Merlin Saga .

People Powerball & Mega Millions Jackpots Over $400 Million Each
Author: 0 Powerball & Mega Millions Jackpots Over $400 Million Each

And the price of a ticket is doubling, from $1 to $2. The latest jackpot, which will be drawn Saturday, is the nation's 8th largest lottery prize ever. A $460 million prize is up for grabs . "For those that say you'll never win, well never was on October 25th!" Powerball tickets are sold for $2 and can be purchased in 44 states including the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Washington D.C.

People Tillerson On Trump: 'I've Never Questioned His Mental Fitness'
Author: 0 Tillerson On Trump: 'I've Never Questioned His Mental Fitness'

Trump calls on Saudis to "immediately" lift Yemen blockade Trump has yet to name ambassadors to key nations in Mideast Mattis, Tillerson warned Trump of security concerns in Israel embassy move MORE said Friday he intends to stay in his post through 2018, dismissing new reports that he is on his way out of the Trump administration.

People By luck of the draw, GOP holds Virginia House
Author: 0 By luck of the draw, GOP holds Virginia House

The closely-contested 94th District race involved both a recount and a court challenge before the election snafu was finally sorted out Thursday morning. This is a developing story. Almost two months after voters cast their ballots, the victor of the race was decided Thursday morning by a random drawing , the latest dramatic moment in the most suspenseful election of 2017.

People President-Elect George Weah to attend CAF awards on Thursday
Author: 0 President-Elect George Weah to attend CAF awards on Thursday

On the Africa-based player of the year category, the CAF president said there was no point in having such a duplication, adding that "one award will serve all African players". "The referees award was scrapped because CAF believes in the ethical awards could encourage corruption and manipulation in games". Zambian Patson Daka was voted Youth Player of the Year .

People Orrin Hatch Will Retire From the Senate Despite President Trump's Pleas
Author: 0 Orrin Hatch Will Retire From the Senate Despite President Trump's Pleas

Although Romney previously served for two terms as governor of MA (and was raised in MI, where his father was governor and his mother ran for the Senate), he comes from a prominent Mormon family with strong ties to Utah. Hatch was getting pressure from two different sides. Only hours after Hatch announced his retirement, Romney changed his location on Twitter from MA to Holladay, Utah, as first noticed by Bloomberg's Sahil Kapur.

People Professor Throws Ailing Mother Off Terrace, Act Caught on CCTV
Author: 0 Professor Throws Ailing Mother Off Terrace, Act Caught on CCTV

It was believed that she had either committed suicide or had fallen from a terrace. In a tragic incident being reported from Gujarat, a man who killed his ailing mother by pushing her off the terrace of a residential building in Rajkot was arrested on Thursday.

People Storm Eleanor blasts across Europe
Author: 0 Storm Eleanor blasts across Europe

The storm battered France, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands on Wednesday, after hitting the United Kingdom, where thousands of homes are still without power and winds reached 100 miles per hour, according to the BBC . Gusts of up to 89mph were recorded on the Isle of Wight, and gusts of more than 70mph were recorded across much of the UK. In Switzerland, strong wind blew a train carriage off its tracks, injuring eight people.

People 1 killed, 7 missing after avalanches hit vehicles in Kashmir
Author: 0 1 killed, 7 missing after avalanches hit vehicles in Kashmir

A search and rescue operation is underway but bad weather is an obstacle, a traffic police official told PTI. Chances of survival of any of the nine missing people, who were swept into a deep gorge, were extremely bleak. This is second major incident in the past three weeks involving avalanches. Last month, three soldiers went missing when an avalanche hit their outpost Gurez - their bodies recovered days later.

People Maya Cummings suspends bid for Maryland governor
Author: 0 Maya Cummings suspends bid for Maryland governor

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md), is dropping out of the race for the Democratic nomination for Maryland governor, citing "personal considerations". The statement said doctors drained his knee in a minor procedure and he is expected to make a full recovery.

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Author: 0 China To "Deal Seriously" With Violators Of Oil Sanctions On North Korea

China tightened limits on critically important oil supplies to North Korea on Friday and stepped up other trade restrictions under intensified United Nations nuclear sanctions. Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen waves to supporters during a rally in Taipei, Taiwan, Jan. 15, 2016, the day before the Taiwanese election.

People Georgia sentences Saakashvili in absentia to 3 years
Author: 0 Georgia sentences Saakashvili in absentia to 3 years

Petro O. Poroshenko, who became Ukraine's president after the ouster of Viktor F. Yanukovych, rewarded him with citizenship and a position as regional governor in Odessa. In November 2014, when Saakashvili was no longer the Georgian president, prosecutors charged him and other former Georgian officials of being accomplices in the falsification of evidence presented in the murder trial.

People Roy Moore Accuser Tina Johnson's House Burns in Suspected Arson
Author: 0 Roy Moore Accuser Tina Johnson's House Burns in Suspected Arson

Johnson and a neighbor, Kevin Tallant, told Al.com that other neighbors had seen someone the publication described as "a young man who had a history of public intoxication" walking around Johnson's home before the fire. But by the time the fire was extinguished, all of Johnson's and her family's belongings were destroyed, according to AL.com. We have just the clothes on our backs, ' she said.

People President Trump calls Romney, encourages him to run
Author: 0 President Trump calls Romney, encourages him to run

Romney, who was the 2012 GOP nominee for president, didn't mince words when Trump was seeking the White House, saying in a now-famous speech at the University of Utah that Trump would be detrimental to the country if elected. In the call, which lasted about 10 minutes, Trump wished Romney luck in his future endeavors, according to Politico . "He'd be a great senator, and a great voice to have in Washington ", Kristol told Newsweek shortly after Hatch's announcement.

Author: 0 Boy Among Four Killed In Shooting At Home In Santa Clarita

The residence is in a neighborhood of modern, two-story homes in a development below foothills of the Angeles National Forest about 35 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. The husband looked to be approximately 50 to 55 years old, and wife was about 40 to 50 years old, Moore said. The shooting took place in an upscale subdivision of Santa Clarita in the hills above Copper Hill Drive.

People Why President Trump won't ever get kicked off Twitter
Author: 0 Why President Trump won't ever get kicked off Twitter

According to The Verge , "I$3 n an accompanying Facebook post, the group said that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was '[breaking] the rules of his own company' and '[endangering] the world' by letting Trump keep his account". In a blog post this evening, Twitter clarified their position on controversial remarks by politicians and world leaders. "Elected world leaders play a critical role in that conversation due to their outsized impact on our society", the website's unsigned statement said.

People Citing Wife's Health, Josh Mandel Bows out of US Senate Race
Author: 0 Citing Wife's Health, Josh Mandel Bows out of US Senate Race

Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, in a rematch of the 2012 race. He wrote that he plans to serve out the remainder of his term, which expires in January 2019. "For months we have been laying the groundwork to defeat Sherrod Brown in November with one of the strongest grassroots organizations of any outsider in OH", he said.

People US Sanctions 5 Iranian Entities 'Key' To Ballistic Missile Program
Author: 0 US Sanctions 5 Iranian Entities 'Key' To Ballistic Missile Program

Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo on Wednesday slammed the US government's recent attempts to intervene in the domestic affairs of the Islamic Republic. In addition, foreign financial institutions that knowingly facilitate significant transactions for, or persons that provide material or certain other support to, the entities designated today risk exposure to sanctions that could sever their access to the USA financial system or block their property and interests in ...

People United States to protesters in Iran: 'You will not be forgotten'
Author: 0 United States to protesters in Iran: 'You will not be forgotten'

Macron also said he would only visit Iran if there was a return to calm and respect for freedoms. A total of 21 people died and hundreds were arrested in five days of unrest that began on December 28, 2017. In a tweet at the weekend, US President Donald Trump warning that the country's people want change and 'oppressive regimes can not endure forever'.

People Mnangagwa visits ailing Tsvangirai, rules out power-sharing gov't
Author: 0 Mnangagwa visits ailing Tsvangirai, rules out power-sharing gov't

Speaking to journalists after the meeting, Mnangagwa said: "He is recuperating very well and says he will soon be going back for another medical check-up to South Africa". "It is a welcome thing". A USA citizen charged with attempting to overthrow the Zimbabwean government after police accused her of insulting then President Robert Mugabe had the case struck from the roll by a Harare court on Thursday (January 4).

People Senior Republican refers Trump-Russia dossier author for possible charges
Author: 0 Senior Republican refers Trump-Russia dossier author for possible charges

Chuck Grassley , the chairman of the committee, and South Carolina Sen. GOP Senators Chuck Grassley--chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee--and Lindsey Graham sent out a public statement today about how they have referred Steele to the DOJ because they think he might've issued false statements to federal investigators in previous interviews.

People FBI is investigating the Clinton Foundation
Author: 0 FBI is investigating the Clinton Foundation

The report , published Thursday, says the FBI from Little Rock, Arkansas has taken the lead in the investigation since it was the same place where the foundation started. The FBI and the Department of Justice have not delivered an official statement regarding an active investigation. On the campaign trail, Trump's supporters frequently chanted "Lock her up!" at the mention of Clinton's name, and Trump specifically called for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the Clinton ...

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