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Author: 0 Celebrities tweet about Thomas Fire raging in SoCal

A grateful Rob Lowe invited firefighters to a meal after they worked to save his and other multi-million dollar homes in Santa Barbara County, Calif., from a wildfire that has been raging since December 4. The fire had burned 271,000 acres and was 50-percent contained as of Monday night, and officials say they believe the containment number will continue growing as long as the weather stays good.

World 'SNL': Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump Declares 'The War on Christmas Is Over'
Author: 0 'SNL': Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump Declares 'The War on Christmas Is Over'

His plan: hanging ornaments with their faces on the "tree of shame". When Trump asks Conway what she wants for Christmas, she simply replies: "I want out". Cracked Ivanka, "There's a special place in hell and we're all there". "Nobody kicks Omarosa out of the White House!" Meanwhile, Kate McKinnon updated her Jeff Sessions impression for the holidays by portraying the attorney general as an "Elf of the Shelf".

World Rudy Gobert Knee Injury Reportedly Diagnosed as Sprained PCL; Out 1 Month
Author: 0 Rudy Gobert Knee Injury Reportedly Diagnosed as Sprained PCL; Out 1 Month

Favors once again will man the center position without Gobert. Utah Jazz forward/center Derrick Favors (eye laceration) is not available to play on Saturday against the Cleveland Cavaliers . This is the second injury that will sideline Gobert for an extended period of time. Jonas Jerebko could also see a boost in playing time. Getting Gobert back for that stretch will be huge, as those are games the Jazz simply need to win if they want to make it back to the playoffs.

World Royal interview: Prince Harry and Barack Obama rekindle bromance
Author: 0 Royal interview: Prince Harry and Barack Obama rekindle bromance

Kensington Palace said the chat, part of Harry's guest editorship of the show, was recorded in Toronto in September during the Invictus Games. Obama also asked if he needed to have a British accent during the interview. The royal quizzed the former U.S. leader for the about the day he left the White House and what he has been up to since. Michelle and I are delighted to congratulate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their engagement.

World Twitter reacts to the triumphant return of Aaron Rodgers
Author: 0 Twitter reacts to the triumphant return of Aaron Rodgers

Rodgers' third-down pass over the middle for WR Randall Cobb was broken up by a big hit from S Kurt Coleman , and Green Bay punted. It seems nearly certain that the NFC Wild Card winners will need at least 10 wins, and even that is out of the question now for the 7-7 Packers.

World American Woman Mauled To Death By Her Two Pitbulls
Author: 0 American Woman Mauled To Death By Her Two Pitbulls

As authorities in Virginia continue their investigation into the death of 22-year-old Bethany Stephens, many people online are questioning the manner in which she died. "I can't tell you if it was a blunt force or if it was a mauling, but I know those dogs didn't do it". The animals, which were later tranquilised, are being held at Goochland County animal control and authorities want to put the canines down.

World Central Intelligence Agency helped Russian Federation halt terrorist attack
Author: 0 Central Intelligence Agency helped Russian Federation halt terrorist attack

The call was the second phone conversation between Putin and Trump since Thursday, when the Kremlin said they discussed U.S. Seven members of an Islamic State group cell have been arrested by the FSB, Russian officials added, after they were allegedly planning a suicide bombing in crowded areas of the city.

World Preschoolers fight over baby Jesus during church Nativity pageant
Author: 0 Preschoolers fight over baby Jesus during church Nativity pageant

A biblical tussle ensues as Mary and the sheep wrestle over the newborn savior as the choir continues to sing "Away in the Manger" behind them. After swiping the Jesus doll from the manger, Teegan broke out in the most adorable dance, and the 3-year-old toddler playing Mary was not having it.

World Net Neutrality Repealed, Substratum Price Sees New All Time High
Author: 0 Net Neutrality Repealed, Substratum Price Sees New All Time High

It is time for us to return to the bipartisan regulatory framework under which the Internet flourished prior to 2015. Under the new rules, providers like Comcast and AT&T will be free to block rival apps, slow down competing services or offer faster speeds to companies who pay up.

World Christmas (Mostly) Back on in Nazareth
Author: 0 Christmas (Mostly) Back on in Nazareth

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. Mayor Ali Salam pointed to Trump's December 6 decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital - which sparked violent protests and a call from Hamas for an uprising against Israel - as the reason for canceling all holiday plans.

World Hardik Patel takes dig at BJP over exit polls for Gujarat
Author: 0 Hardik Patel takes dig at BJP over exit polls for Gujarat

Three seats might go to Others. This is likely to be a positive push for the Rahul Gandhi-led Congress party as it starts taking steps in the right direction under the new party leadership by denting the vote share of the ruling BJP in the home state of the party's star campaigner Narendra Modi .

World Tougher Utility Rules Being Considered in Wake of California Wildfires
Author: 0 Tougher Utility Rules Being Considered in Wake of California Wildfires

Iverson joined the state firefighting department in 2009. Ventura County has ordered a mandatory evacuation of part of the county, which is northwest of Los Angeles. Taylor Sandstrom, a firefighter/paramedic with Unified Fire Authority, told Gephardt Daily there is no exact date for the crews to return to Utah, but officials have been hoping the weekend of December 23 and 24 may be a possibility.

World PadMan Trailer: Akshay Kumar Is The Superhero We All Need!
Author: 0 PadMan Trailer: Akshay Kumar Is The Superhero We All Need!

The trailer shows the story of a man who is serious about women menstrual hygiene. After piquing the curiosity of audience with intriguing posters and interesting concept, the makers have finally released an official trailer for the film. He has done it in Jolly LLB 2, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and now he is back again with something extraordinary. Akshay Kumar portrays the real-life social entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham , the inventor who risked everything, including his own ...

World Possible breakthrough in one of Michigan's highest profile cases
Author: 0 Possible breakthrough in one of Michigan's highest profile cases

ABC7 reports that the Michigan State Police stated they're working with Montana authorities to determine if the remains found are indeed of Andrew, Alexander and Tanner Skelton, three boys who disappeared after spending Thanksgiving with their father in Morenci, a town on the line OH and Michigan state line.

World Winter Storm Warning in effect — Metro Detroit Weather
Author: 0 Winter Storm Warning in effect — Metro Detroit Weather

The heaviest snow is expected to blanket Grand Haven, Grand Rapids and Charlotte to the north. Scattered showers can be expected at night. Any snow should exit our eastern suburbs by about 10 p.m. The area has a 30 to 50 percent chance of snow , increasing at the Maryland and Pennsylvania line, said NWS meteorologist Andrew Snyder. Thousands of cars were stranded for hours.

World Facebook Will Pay Taxes Locally
Author: 0 Facebook Will Pay Taxes Locally

Facebook already has its main headquarters in California, and now has offices in dozens of countries across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin & South America. "We plan to implement this change throughout 2018, with the goal of completing all offices by the first half of 2019". Last year, the company said it would stop routing United Kingdom sales through Ireland after public outcry over news that Facebook paid only 4,327 pounds (RM23,575) in taxes in 2014.

World 'Attempted terrorist attack' rattles NY's Port Authority transportation hub
Author: 0 'Attempted terrorist attack' rattles NY's Port Authority transportation hub

President Donald Trump used the attack to call for tougher United States immigration rules, saying the current "lax" policy "allows far too many risky, inadequately vetted people to access our country". "There was a stampede up the stairs to get out", said Mr Diego Fernandez, one of the commuters at Port Authority. Avoid the area. Subways bypassing #PortAuthority and Times Square Stations.

World Grassley requests immigration history of NY bombing suspect
Author: 0 Grassley requests immigration history of NY bombing suspect

President Donald Trump and administration officials have explicitly pointed to how Akayed Ullah , the suspect in Monday's attempted terrorist attack in New York City, was granted a green card in the U.S. Washington D.C. [United States], December 12 (ANI): White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has said that the NY attack suspect would not have been allowed to come in the country if President Donald Trump's immigration policy had been in place.

World Geminid meteor shower peaks this week
Author: 0 Geminid meteor shower peaks this week

NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke said this will be the " best shower this year ", in large part because the waning crescent moon means the sky will be dark and viewing conditions good. "The great thing about a meteor shower is that you don't need any special tools". At its peak, 120 meteors can be seen per hour under flawless conditions.

World Two Palestinians killed in Gaza, Israel denies claim of attack
Author: 0 Two Palestinians killed in Gaza, Israel denies claim of attack

Reports in Palestinian media reported airstrikes near Khan Younis in the southern Strip and to the west of Gaza City. Later Tuesday night, a "projectile" was sacked from Gaza towards southern Israel, the army said in a statement, without further details.

World Tracking the Jisha rape and murder case verdict
Author: 0 Tracking the Jisha rape and murder case verdict

The convict was found guilty under various sections of the IPC including 302 (murder), 376 (Rape) 376 (A) (causing death or causes the woman to be in persistent vegetative state while committing rape). The police cracked the case after conducting a successful DNA test to nail the accused. That it had occurred to a Dalit woman struggling with poor conditions of life, and within her own home drove the anger further.

World LiAngelo & LaMelo Ball sign pro deals with Lithuanian club Prienu Vytautas
Author: 0 LiAngelo & LaMelo Ball sign pro deals with Lithuanian club Prienu Vytautas

This emerging organization hopes to gain some publicity from the Ball Brothers and father LaVar Ball . The team plays in an arena with a capacity of 1,700 and the language barrier looks to be a serious obstacle . The team has discussed a role of 20-to-25 minutes a game apiece in the Baltic League, a source told ESPN . As for Prienai itself, it's a 10,000-person town on the Neman River in southern Lithuania.

World Weather Authority: Snow likely for Wednesday morning commute
Author: 0 Weather Authority: Snow likely for Wednesday morning commute

Most of that snow will accumulate Tuesday night. Two to three times as much snow is expected in these areas through Tuesday evening compared to the Mohawk Valley and remainder of the area. It's blustery, windy and cold out there, and the Lake Erie waves are churning! The remainder of the work week will have continuing chances for lake-effect snow showers and flurries.