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All eight 'Harry Potter' films returning to theatres, including 12 in Canada

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Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX have announced plans to re-release all eight films in the original Harry Potter series as part of a one-week event that will present the entire saga at various IMAX theaters around the U.S. Therefore, you can expect to practically feel the wind blow through your hair as Harry whizzes by trying to catch the golden snitch. Stepping back into the Harry Potter universe is nearly a prerequisite to meeting Fantastic Beasts' Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), who is ... Read More »

Vermont man lost at sea was suspect in grandfather's killing

Authorities said police from South Kingstown, R.I. searched the home Monday evening. Carman spent a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued by a passing freighter. Carman was not charged. Chakalos' estate was worth about $40 million dollars, about half of which went to his four daughters - including Carman's mother. Read More »

Giants, Blue Jays, Orioles grab playoff spots on final day

Courtesy of a 4-0 win in Toronto on Thursday, the Orioles are in a tie with the Blue Jays, who would host the wild-card game between the two teams if they ended up in a tie. The under is 6-2 in the Yankees last 8 overall. - The Mets have clinched home-field advantage in the NL wild-card game. No clue who the Yankees starter is either but I'll update. Read More »

Texas withdraws from US refugee program

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IRC was sued past year, along with the federal government, by Texas in an effort to block the resettlement of Syrians in the state. Kansas and New Jersey already had withdrawn. The proposal also said Texas would only accept the same number of refugees relocated to the state in the 2016 federal budget year: 7,802. Godbey finally dismissed the Texas suit entirely in June. Read More »

Man shot by police was distraught over best friend's death

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The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday in a statement to The Associated Press that Alfred Olango stopped reporting to officers in February 2015. The single photo is all police released depicting the incident that sparked angry protests by demonstrators demanding more information and wanting to know how police could shoot an unarmed man. Read More »

National Wireless Alert System Helps, But Senator Wants Photos Included

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The alerts are sent to people found in a geographic area where there is an immediate safety threat, and are limited to only 90 characters, unable to attach and transmit multimedia files such as photos or videos. Schumer said in a statement on Sunday that WEAs are essential and must be improved. His move follows a lobbying effort by New York City officials at the FCC ahead of a commission vote on whether, and how, to upgrade the Wireless Emergency Alerts system . Read More »

Typhoon Megi gets deadly in Taiwan

Billboards and scaffolding were torn down while trees were uprooted and roofs ripped off. Television footage showed waves surging past breakwaters in the northeastern county of Yilan and outlying Orchid Island. Hualien and Taitung were first to be hit by the storm. Typhoon Megi was the third storm system to hit the island in about two weeks, following Typhoon Meranti , which left one person dead and more than 50 injured when it swept across the southern part of the island, and Typhoon ... Read More »

Taiwan shuts down as typhoon Megi strikes

Strong winds buffeted the capital of Taipei , with wind gusts reaching at least 63 miles per hour at the city's worldwide airport despite the fact that the center of the storm made landfall about 100 miles to the south of the city, in Haulien. Read More »

PHOTOS Prince William and Kate's Vancouver tour

They have been given dozens of gifts for their children but today it was time for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to be honoured. With a full agenda and five days left of the royal visit , we'll be keeping an eye on what Kate wears next. Read More »

William and Kate to visit Great Bear Rainforest

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Government and industry. As part of the network, regions can share ideas and innovations about forest conservation and receive global attention for their efforts. It's their first royal visit overseas as a family and best of all, their three-year-old son Prince George has already been making headlines. A $1-million conservation trust was announced during the royal visit. Read More »

VP Nominee Kaine Visits Site of Orlando Mass Shooting

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Scott Walker for debate preparation in Wisconsin. On Wednesday, Kaine will also urge voters to get ready for Election Day by registering to vote ahead of the October 17 deadline or by checking their registration status at iwillvote.com. 9 at Washington University in St. Louis and Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the University of Las Vegas. But it wasn't only Clinton supporters coming together in full force on debate night. Read More »

Syrian jets continue to pound Aleppo

The United Nations Security Council convened an emergency meeting Sunday but failed to take any action because of deep divisions between Russian Federation and the Western powers. As an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council continued on Sunday, Ban said the city is facing "the most sustained and intense bombardment since the start of the Syrian conflict". Read More »

Man killed inside a Starbucks in Las Vegas, suspect arrested

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At least a dozen customers and workers were inside the store when the suspect got into an argument with the victim and opened fire, said Las Vegas police Lt. Officers arrived in the parking lot of Top Knotch Apparel on the 4200 block of South Decatur Boulevard around 6:20 a.m. Sunday to find the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the head, a Las Vegas Metro Police statement reported. Read More »

Increase in Murder, Violent Crime in 2015

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More people were arrested for drug abuse violations than for violent or property crimes. At 372.6 incidents per 100,000 people, the 2015 violent-crime rate is higher than the 2014 rate of 361.6 but well below the levels of the last decade, which never dipped below 400. Read More »

Team Trump: No Gennifer Flowers at debate

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The survey shows likely voters split 46% for Clinton and 44% for Trump - with 5% supporting Libertarian Gary Johnson and 1% backing the Green Party's Jill Stein. "He has proven to be singularly effective in making the case against Trump and for Clinton", the aide said. Mr Trump slated Clinton-invitee Mark Cuban on Twitter by calling him "dopey" and threatened to bring Mr Clinton's alleged former lover, Gennifer Flowers, to the debate. Read More »

Gennifer Flowers accepts Trump's debate invite, but Pence says no

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Meanwhile, Trump threatened Saturday, September 24, to bringing a former lover of Clinton's husband Bill Clinton to the debate, one of a series of references he has made to the ex-president's infidelities. Flowers, who nearly derailed Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential bid when she revealed the two had had a long affair, confirmed her attendance with the New York Times and Buzzfeed on Sunday. Read More »

Tulsa teacher: 'Tragedy lives and breathes' among students

Dash cameras and a helicopter recorded video of the shooting , but the dash camera in Shelby's patrol vehicle wasn't on during the incident, meaning there's no video footage of what happened prior to when backing officers and the police helicopter arrived. Read More »

Trump Unveils Childcare Tax Relief Plans

In a speech to the Economic Club of New York, Trump said that his plan - a mix of tax cuts, regulation elimination and new spending - would reduce the nation's tax burden by $4.4 trillion over 10 years and create 25 million jobs. Trump's campaign released the records, timed with the airing of his appearance discussing them on the "Dr. Oz Show". But on Thursday, he put out an update to the latter and packaged many of his past plans into what he calls an "economic policy package". Read More »

US regulators: Official recall of 1M Samsung Note 7 phones

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Samsung also said it would limit the batteries of the Note 7 to 60% of their capacity via a software update. USA aviation safety officials also have taken the unusual step of warning airline passengers not to turn on or charge the phone during flights, or put them in checked bags. Read More »

Trump outlines vision for economy, promising large tax cuts

Those forces have led even conservative economists to say a 3.5 percent growth rate is improbable. Trump said his team believes that his trade, energy and regulation policies and a new plan to cut nondefense spending by 1 percent each year would keep his plan from adding to USA government deficits. Read More »

Donald Trump releases health details from physical exam

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On Dr. Oz show Trump compares himself with Tom Brady. He said "If they were bad, I would say, let's sort of skip this, right?" Trump said he "noticed she was so nervous when she introduced me". "I think I'll win the Hispanic vote", Trump told reporters after touring the bridge. Video appears to show Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stumble as she leaves the 9/11 memorial at ground zero Sunday morning. Read More »

Michelle Obama Appears as Co-Host on 'Ellen' With Steph Curry

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First lady Michelle Obama will appear as a co-host on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Tuesday, alongside guest Steph Curry, of the Golden State Warriors. Mrs. "I mean, I just love them to death and the big thing I've always anxious about was making sure that they got out of this whole". Looks like your mom Michelle Obama is on television today, visiting Ellen DeGeneres on the set of her show. Read More »

Air raids on Syria's Aleppo kill 9

Large clouds of dust and smoke rose up from what was said to be Ramousah, south of Aleppo in Syria, in an amateur video uploaded to a social media website on Thursday (September 8). Western countries, Turkey and most Arab states oppose both Assad's government and Islamic State, while supporting other anti-Assad factions. "I want to thank Russian Federation for supporting the Syrian people during these hard years". Read More »

Autopsy underway on missing girl, 13, found dead near river

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The body of Shevy McGiffin was discovered Sunday by the Clarion Volunteer Fire department during a search effort. 'She's a very lovable girl. An autopsy conducted today revealed that the girl had drowned; there isn't any foul play suspected in her death, state police said. Read More »

An Uncharacteristically Humble Trump Addresses Black Detroit Church: "I'm Here to Learn"

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Lawrence Glass, who said Trump's heart was not into helping blacks. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a church service at Great Faith Ministries , Saturday, Sept. At the end of his remarks, Trump was given a Jewish prayer shawl by Jackson. Opinion polls show Trump has low support among USA minorities. Carson told CNN's Jeremy Diamond he wanted Trump to see areas in the city that are now blighted but were prosperous when Carson was a boy. Read More »

North Korea suspected to have conducted fifth and largest nuclear test

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The communist country's state media also claimed that with the nuclear test North Korea had realized its goal of being able to fit a miniaturized warhead on a rocket. "Kim, the president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly (SPA), said "( North Korea ) will secure the world peace and safety and continue to expand and develop global relations in a way that fits its status as a nuclear powerhouse", the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported earlier in the day. Read More »

Mount Wachusett opens doors to displaced ITT Tech students

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ITT's announcement follows a decision of the U.S. Department of Education to suspend federal aid to new students enrolling at ITT on the ground that ITT failed to meet its accreditor's standards. Employees like former Career Services Director for ITT Tech Salem Cathy Ferguson arrived early Thursday morning per instructions for ITT Tech to gather their personal belongings. Read More »

Hunting down IS leader should be 'top priority': Clinton

Mr Trump and rival Hillary Clinton had taken questions from military veterans. All he needs to do is keep his temper and sound vaguely like he knows what he's talking about and he'll be deemed presidential enough. "She was unable to answer for her awful foreign policy judgment, mishandling of classified information and claims that the [Veterans Affairs] wait time scandal was overblown". Read More »

British Airways computer problem causes delays

On Monday, customers in the USA and Canada reported delays at several airports due to IT problems. Responding to passengers on Twitter, the airline wrote: " We apologise to our customers for the delay and we appreciate their patience as our IT teams work to resolve this issue". Read More »