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Horror on Copacabana Beach as car ploughs into promenade packed with tourists killing baby and leaving dozens injured

WARNING DISTRESSING CONTENT: At least 15 people – including four children – were injured in the terrifying incident which happened around 8pm local time Source: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/horror-copacabana-beach-car-ploughs-11876093

Crash snarls Parkway West traffic | TribLIVE

A multiple-vehicle crash along the outbound Parkway West near Green Tree on Thursday morning caused major traffic backups on the busy highway. Source: Crash snarls Parkway West traffic | TribLIVE

Trump visits Pennsylvania to sell tax law — and to try to save a House seat for Republicans

CORAOPOLIS, Pa. — President Trump’s visit to western Pennsylvania Thursday looked, sounded and felt at times like a campaign stop — complete with presidential praise for Republican House candidate Rick Saccone as “a great guy” and “a special person” during a factory tour. Source: Trump visits Pennsylvania to sell tax law — and to try to save a House seat for Republicans

House approves spending bill, shifting shutdown drama to Senate | TheHill

The House on Thursday night approved a stopgap measure to keep the government open less than 36 hours before a possible shutdown, shifting the drama to a Senate where Democrats are threatening to block the GOP bill. Source: House approves spending bill, shifting shutdown drama to Senate | TheHill

Why Building a Gaming PC Right Now Is a Bad Idea, Part 1: Expensive DDR4 Memory

There was plenty to be excited about PC hardware in 2017, but there’s a lot to be upset about as well. Part one of this series will be dedicated discuss DDR4 memory pricing and why it’s so high. RAM pricing is currently a big issue plaguing those wanting to build a new computer or update an old one, more than doubling in price in less than two years. Source: Why Building a Gaming PC Right Now Is a Bad Idea, Part 1: Expensive DDR4 Memory

US police arrest two boys after vandalism killed 500k bees – BBC News

They are accused of vandalising hives at an US honey business, causing the bees to freeze to death. Co-owner Justin Engelhardt told the Sioux City Journal: “They knocked over every single hive, killing all the bees. They wiped us out completely.” Beekeepers’ warning as honey crop declines Study ‘shows neonic pesticides harm bees’ Source: US police arrest two boys after vandalism killed 500k bees – BBC News

Sweden to issue leaflets on how to prepare for war – BBC News

The publication of the booklets, first issued in World War Two, comes amid rising security concerns. “There is a significantly more complex threat with climate change, terror attacks, pandemics and manipulation of information. People need to learn and know about how to deal with it,” Christina Andersson, of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, said. She was speaking to Aftonbladet newspaper. Swedish security chief warning on fake news How Sweden became an exporter of jihad Source: Sweden to issue leaflets on how to prepare for war – BBC News

Poe Toaster: For 75 years a mysterious man visited Edgar Allan Poe’s grave, poured himself a glass of cognac, and toasted the great poet

If Edgar Allan Poe were still alive, he would have celebrated his 209th birthday on January 19th of 2018 Sadly, Poe died under mysterious circumstances on October 7th of 1849, aged only 40. Source: Poe Toaster: For 75 years a mysterious man visited Edgar Allan Poe’s grave, poured himself a glass of cognac, and toasted the great poet The Poe Toaster would visit Poe’s original grave in Baltimore, Maryland, before dawn every January 19th. He was dressed in a black coat and wore a white scarf and wide-brimmed black hat. He would bring Read More

2017 ‘warmest year without El Niño’ – BBC News

Even with no natural climate boost, last year was the second or third hottest on record. Source: 2017 ‘warmest year without El Niño’ – BBC News

Deadly storm causes Dutch and German transport chaos – BBC News

A fierce storm sweeping across northern Europe kills three people and halts Dutch and German trains. Source: Deadly storm causes Dutch and German transport chaos – BBC News

Apple’s big jobs announcement may save the GOP in 2018

Apple news proves tax reform is a winner but Republicans still have work to do to avoid midterm election losses, says Jake Novak. Apple’s blockbuster announcements should erase any doubts that tax reform is a major positive for the economy. But Republicans must follow President Donald Trump’s lead and vigorously publicize this news and take credit for it. Democrats need to find a way to stop denying the economic boom or risk blowing what’s left of their 2018 midterm election advantage. Source: Apple’s big jobs announcement may save the GOP Read More

US marshal killed, at least 2 officers injured in shooting, reports say | Fox News

A U.S. marshal was killed and at least two other officials were wounded Thursday morning in Harrisburg, Penn. when gunfire erupted during the service of a warrant, the mayor said. Source: US marshal killed, at least 2 officers injured in shooting, reports say | Fox News

University of Alabama expels student over racist videos – NY Daily News

Harley Barber was expelled from the University of Alabama after posting several racist videos online. Source: University of Alabama expels student over racist videos – NY Daily News

Trump Denies Changing His Position on Border Wall

In an early morning tweet, President Trump contradicted his chief of staff and said his position on building a wall between the United States and Mexico had not “evolved.” Source: Trump Denies Changing His Position on Border Wall

Pa. returns $250 million in unclaimed property, still has $3.2 billion left | WPXI

The state of Pennsylvania returned more than a quarter billion dollars’ worth of unclaimed property to citizens last year. Source: Pa. returns $250 million in unclaimed property, still has $3.2 billion left | WPXI

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