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The flight was forced to land after a man defecated and made a mess in two of the plane's lavatories, police said. The plane was grounded overnight for maintenance and is slated to go back up in the air Friday afternoon. Airport police said the man was taken to Providence Hospital for a psych evaluation. No charges have been filed. An airline was forced to divert a flight, making an unexpected landing, after a passenger ruined both bathrooms due to extreme defecation, as reported by ABC 7 .
  • 'Bomb cyclone' winter storm threatens East Coast with cold, hurricane winds

    'Bomb cyclone' winter storm threatens East Coast with cold, hurricane winds

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    The storm in question, which will impact coastal areas from Georgia to ME, is given its extreme name because of the predicted rapid pressure drop, an indication of the storm's strength. The National Weather Service says a storm warning is in effect in the city and Nassau County from 1 a.m. Thursday to 1 a.m. Friday. Public schools in New York City have also been closed for Thursday.
  • Nearly a week of deadly protests in Iran

    Nearly a week of deadly protests in Iran

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    The unrest claims its first victims when two people are killed in the western town of Dorud. Savage price rises for basic commodities have exacerbated a worsening economic situation where millions of out-of-work Iranians can no longer afford to feed their families, while they witness their oil wealth being plundered to fund the export of conflict and terror and to feather the lavish nests of the mullahs, who live in matchless luxury.
  • Almost $1 billion up for grabs in Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots

    Almost $1 billion up for grabs in Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots

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    At $570 million, it is the fifth-largest in the game's history and seventh-largest in USA history. Lottery retailers saying that's prompting many players to put down money on both. Powerball drawings take place at 10:59 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday and may be watched live online at: http://www.powerball.com. The idea was to increase the size of the top prize.
  • Pot 101: Facts You Should Know About California's Legal Marijuana

    Pot 101: Facts You Should Know About California's Legal Marijuana

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    The first dispensaries in California opened just this week. Recreational marijuana just became legal in California earlier this week, and it already looks like things might be going up in smoke. I'm very proud of the California Bureau of Cannabis Control who worked through the holidays to make this happen. For many stakeholders in the marijuana industry, Thursday was a hard day.
  • Twitter Shares Statement on Why Trump Still Hasn't Been Banned

    Twitter Shares Statement on Why Trump Still Hasn't Been Banned

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    Protesters in California are calling on Twitter to shut down the President's account after he lashed out against North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un . Some even argue that Trump's Twitter threats are an exercise in nuclear deterrence and can be categorized more as bizarrely articulated military policy than the kind of tweet that might violate Twitter's rules banning "specific threats of violence".
  • North Carolina reports third weather death in winter storm

    North Carolina reports third weather death in winter storm

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    Wednesday , travel will be very risky to impossible during the morning and evening commutes on Thursday. Some parts of MA already saw up to 10 inches of snow. Residents should plan on hard travel conditions, including during the morning and evening commutes on Thursday. "You can find warming centres by contacting local authorities", National Grid power company, which serves MA, said on Twitter .
  • Mega Millions, Powerball Tip $1 Billion in Combined Jackpots

    Mega Millions, Powerball Tip $1 Billion in Combined Jackpots

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    You'd be surprised how many winning tickets are never turned in. According to the North Dakota Lottery website, Powerball numbers are rolled every Wednesday and Saturday night at 9:59 p.m. Mega Millions would be the fourth largest jackpot in that game's history at $450 million if someone matches all six numbers on Friday night. If there's no victor, the next estimated jackpot for Mega Millions is $560 million.
  • Tips for preventing frozen pipes

    Tips for preventing frozen pipes

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    Then there is the technique that I use but every usual site says DON'T DO THIS: a propane torch. No matter the "strength" of a container, expanding water can cause pipes to break. The city said 67 private underground pipes on residential properties and four underground city-owned pipes have frozen so far this winter. People should insulate outdoor faucets and pipes in unheated areas - like the garage or crawl space.
  • Three Powerball tickets sold in SE Louisiana worth tens of thousands

    Three Powerball tickets sold in SE Louisiana worth tens of thousands

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    The six numbers in Tuesday's drawing were white balls 1, 42, 47, 64 and 70, plus the gold Mega Ball 22. With no jackpot victor since October 13, Mega Millions has an estimated jackpot of $418 million up for grabs . The cash prize would be nearly US$348 million (NZ$489 million). Mega Millions will also introduce a $3 ticket that gives players two chances at the jackpot, rather than one.
  • HOLLYWEIRD: Meryl Streep ATTACKS Melania, Ivanka Trump for Sex Scandal Silence

    HOLLYWEIRD: Meryl Streep ATTACKS Melania, Ivanka Trump for Sex Scandal Silence

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    Streep says she believes this kind of behavior is "being corrected in this moment", alluding to the anti-sexual harassment movement taking place in Hollywood and across other professional fields. Don Jr . tweeted Thursday he was surprised the "only person in all of Hollywood who didn't know Weinstein was a serial assaulter (of course she did) has an opinion on this".
  • Ashland University to host speaker for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Ashland University to host speaker for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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    Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr . addresses the crowd during the March on Washington in 1963. Five local churches will have worship services in honor Dr. "I'm launching the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. essay challenge for the second year to encourage young people all over CT to commit to making Dr. King's dream for equality - no matter your skin color, national origin, religion, or sexual orientation - a reality".