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Merriam-Webster makes a "surreal" choice for Word of the Year

It's official. Merriam-Webster has named " surreal " the Word of the Year for 2016. This year, other spikes corresponded to a variety of events, from to Prince's death, to the Pulse shooting in Orlando; from the Brexit vote to commentary about the presidential debates. Read More

Government publishes legal arguments over Apple tax decision

The commission said Ireland must arrange to recover the €13bn, which it said is not a penalty but rather the sum of Apple's unpaid taxes. The standoff between Dublin, Apple , and the European Commission takes place against the backdrop of the election of President-elect Donald Trump . Read More

Ronaldo revels in 'dream year' after Club World Cup hat-trick

Ronaldo levelled from the spot on the hour mark, before adding two more to break the hosts' resistance and win the trophy for Madrid . His hat-trick in Yokohama was the first in a Club World Cup final, and he is now the joint-top scorer in the competition's history with five goals. Read More

National Weather Service issues hard-freeze warning for Fairfield-Suisun City

National Weather Service issues hard-freeze warning for Fairfield-Suisun City

According to the National Weather Service, roadways left untreated after the expected rain could develop patches of ice, making the Monday morning commute a potentially treacherous one. It's part of a wide mix of weather to hit the region - from 60s and thunderstorms today to freezing rain tonight and snow on Sunday morning. Slow down on snowy roads and leave extra space between yourself and other vehicles to ensure the safety of you and the other drivers around you, the Weather Service ... Read More

Oil-output cut agreement not to affect Russia's ong-term contracts

Oil-output cut agreement not to affect Russia's ong-term contracts

The rise was part of a steady climb spurred by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries' decision to cut output by 1.2 million barrels per day, or 4 percent, at the end of November. It stated that on the back of this, amongst others, the worldwide Brent crude oil futures were trading at $54.29/b, up 75 cents, or 0.5 per cent from their last settlement. Read More

Osweiler benched, Bradley fired, Texans beat Jags 21-20

Osweiler benched, Bradley fired, Texans beat Jags 21-20

Texans Pro Bowl receiver DeAndre Hopkins benefited from the quarterback switch, finishing with eight catches for 87 yards, his highest-yardage game since Week 2 this season. Osweiler, who spurned the Broncos in the offseason to sign a $72 million contract with the Texans, now has 16 interceptions on the season to go with 14 touchdown passes. Read More

Obama denounces Aleppo 'horror' as evacuation suspended

Obama denounces Aleppo 'horror' as evacuation suspended

But sources said negotiations between pro-government and opposition forces, plus their global backers, were still going on to finalize how the evacuations would take place and how many people would leave. More than 2,700 children have left in the past 24 hours, including the sick, wounded and those without their parents, UNICEF said. It wasn't immediately clear how long the suspension would last or whether it would delay the cease-fire deal under which tens of thousands of residents and ... Read More

FBI backs CIA conclusion on Russian hacking motive

FBI backs CIA conclusion on Russian hacking motive

Russian Federation has denied being behind the cyber-intrusions, which targeted the Democratic National Committee and the private emails of Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta. "Our goal continues to be to send a clear message to Russian Federation or others not to do this to us because we can do stuff to you", Obama said. Read More

Obama says told Putin to 'cut it out' over cyber attacks

Obama said hundreds of words about the election hacking revelations some Democrats are still desperately hoping will prevent Donald Trump from attaining the presidency - and almost all of them were about what Obama saw as systemic failures by the press, the Republican Party, and the public. Read More

Gunmen loot Rs 11 lakh from bank in Kashmir's Pulwama

Gunmen loot Rs 11 lakh from bank in Kashmir's Pulwama

The official said there were no security guards in the bank when it was robbed. Blaming it on the separatist militants, the police said that the militants are clearly faced with cash crunch in the aftermath of the move and have, therefore, turned bank robbers. Read More

15-year record unproductivity in parliament this winter session

15-year record unproductivity in parliament this winter session

However, Parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar said that the ruling side first wants a discussion on Augusta and the alleged exchange of demonetised currency by some top Opposition parties. Mahajan, while speaking at the book release function, observed that MPs, as representatives of people, are expected to raise the issues concerning the public on the floor of the House. Read More

Birth defects are common for Zika-infected pregnant women in the US

Birth defects are common for Zika-infected pregnant women in the US

Other uncertainties surround the incubation period of the virus and how Zika interacts with other viruses that are transmitted by mosquitoes, such as dengue. Scientists have linked Zika in pregnant women to children born with microcephaly, a condition where an infant is born with an unusually small head that doesn't grow and leads to stunted brain development. Read More

Winter Weather Advisory for Ottawa and Allegan Counties

Winter Weather Advisory for Ottawa and Allegan Counties

Wind chills will range from zero to -10 degrees. The weather will briefly warm up in Colorado Springs on Thursday and Friday before snow comes Friday night. Then it become a high wind warning until 6 a.m. Friday. Friday will be partly sunny and breezy, with winds that may gust up to 40 miles per hour, according to the weather service. Read More

Fox News' Monica Crowley to join Trump administration

Fox News' Monica Crowley to join Trump administration

Fox News immediately terminated Crowley's contract Thursday after her appointment to Trump's National Security Council was confirmed, a spokesperson for the network told both the Hill. She is also the host of a syndicated radio show. Monica Crowley, who has a Ph.D.in global relations from Columbia University and worked most recently as a political analyst for Fox News , was a foreign policy assistant and communications director to former President Richard Nixon from 1990 to 1994 . Read More

Kurdish group takes responsibility for Istanbul attack that killed 38

At noon, to the mournful sound of trumpets, funeral services were held at Istanbul's police headquarters for some of the slain police officers with the country's top brass in attendance. Speaking in parliament, Turkish Health Minister Recep Akdag said most of the 44 people killed on Saturday were policemen. Condemnations of the attack came from a range of Turkish politicians, sports leaders and clubs and USA and European Union officials. Read More

Walking Dead star Sonequa Martin-Green cast as new Star Trek lead

Walking Dead star Sonequa Martin-Green cast as new Star Trek lead

The Walking Dead star Sonequa Martin-Green will be Star Trek: Discovery's lieutenant commander. Martin-Green will continue starring as a series regular in AMC's The Walking Dead so, worry not, she won't meet Lucille for the moment; she'll live long and prosper. Read More

Jammu and Kashmir clears ex-gratia for Burhan Wani's family, 16 others

Jammu and Kashmir government has surrounded with a huge controversy after announcing to give exgratia to Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani's brother. The state government this week approved the case of Khalid Muzafar Wani for compensation, implying that he was a civilian. His younger son Burhan Wani was killed by security forces in July this year that triggered a wave of new unrest in the Kashmir Valley, in which almost 100 people died in the months of street protests. Read More

Arunachal power 'scam': Congress calls for Rijiju's sacking, demands probe

Arunachal power 'scam': Congress calls for Rijiju's sacking, demands probe

The statement says that at no point did Rijiju recommend to the Power Minister that payment be released but only requested that "kindly get this petition considered in your ministry sympathetically on priority". The Congress in Arunachal also demanded that Modi drop Rijiju from the cabinet. This conspiracy may extent upto Rs 450 crore. I had no idea it involved a scam. Read More

Sunny Leone Let Us Inside Her Brother's Intimate Wedding Ceremony. See Pics

Sunny shared several pictures from the wedding. Sunny Leone was on cloud nine at her brother's wedding; she wrote, "My little brother @ chefsundeep not so little anymore!" Sunny Leone has wowed audiences with her brief scene in the Raees trailer, but now, the actress has blown us away with a totally new look. Read More

Brexit dominates UK politics, from Supreme Court to Commons

On the first day of proceedings, government lawyer James Eadie QC said it was clear ministers could trigger Brexit after the referendum, urging the Supreme Court to make a decision the "ordinary man and woman" would understand. However today, day four, the court heard the Welsh Government had no intention to stop Brexit and accepted the referendum result. But outside - and online - the case has inflamed the debate over Brexit with venom and vitriol. Read More