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Lake-effect snow, Arctic air blast Midwest, Northeast

At least 7 inches of lake-effect snow had been reported in western New York as of early Thursday morning, with squalls coming off the Great Lakes and occasionally pushing snowfall rates to 1 to 2 inches per hour in northwest Pennsylvania and upstate New York.

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Meet Caper, the AI self-checkout shopping cart

The startup makes a shopping cart with a built-in barcode scanner and credit card swiper, but it’s finalizing the technology to automatically scan items you drop in thanks to three image recognition cameras and a weight sensor. The company claims people already buy 18 percent more per visit after stores are equipped with its carts.

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Guatemalan officials calling for investigation into minors deaths

“Chancellor Sandra Jovel announces the submission of a diplomatic note to the Secretary of State to the United States to carry out the respective investigations of the minor deaths and requested that reports of migration and hospital care be sent to clarify what happened,” the Guatemalan Ministry of Foreign Affairs office wrote on Twitter on […]

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The world’s first foldable phone is real

People have been talking about foldable smartphones for years, but it’s finally happening. Chinese company Royole was showing off the FlexPai at CES in Las Vegas, and we got to play with it for a few minutes. It’s hard to say if it’s a phone or a tablet as you can basically use it as […]

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Democrats unveil background check bill on anniversary of Gabby Giffords shooting

Eight years to the day that former Rep. Gabby Giffords was shot at a constituent meeting in Tuscon, Arizona, House Democrats unveiled a universal background check bill they hope to pass within the first 100 days of the new Congress.

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New York City mayor to propose law giving all workers 2 weeks of paid time off

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to announce legislation today guaranteeing two weeks of paid time off for all workers, one day after he announced a plan to provide health care for all city residents.

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Second man found dead at Democratic donors house, prompting renewed investigation

The death of a man at the home of a prominent Democratic political donor is raising questions and scrutiny about an earlier death at his home. Both deaths occurred at the West Hollywood, California, home of Ed Buck, who has donated to a number of Democratic politicians over the years. Now investigators are looking at […]

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Former North Korean diplomat urges international community to help ex-colleague

“I urge the Italian government to follow international law and the spirit of humanity to guarantee every condition is met so that political asylum seeker Jo Song Gil and his family can go to the country of their choice,” Thae Yong Ho, who served as the North Korean deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom before […]

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DJI drones can fly over crowds if it wears this certified parachute

“Nexus is a ballistic parachute launcher, triggered automatically if the drone suddenly begins tilting abnormally or falling. It deploys the parachute within 30 milliseconds at 90 mph, through a tube that rapidly inflates to keep the parachute lines away from the drone body and propellers. Indemnis offers the Nexus package today for the Inspire 2, […]

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House Democrats ready subpoena for acting attorney general

Democrats have grown frustrated with Whitaker and the Justice Department because, they say, after committing to appear in January in a November phone call with Nadler and House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., Whitaker’s office has not agreed on a specific date to testify this month, citing scheduling difficulties related to the ongoing government […]

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How Trumps government shutdown is harming cyber and national security

It’s now 18 days since the U.S. government unceremoniously shut down because Congress couldn’t agree on a bill to fund a quarter of all federal departments — including paying their employees. But federal workers are starting to feel the pinch after not getting paid for two weeks, and this will have a knock-on effect to […]

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Deputies arrested for incident where 2 women drowned in their van during Florence

The Horry County Sheriff’s deputies, Bishop and Flood, were assigned to transport the two women, both mental health patients, for treatment on Sept. 18 as water levels were rising from the deadly hurricane, SLED said. The deputies were told by another officer that a certain route wouldn’t be passable because of the water, but Flood […]

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Major storm slams into West Coast with powerful winds, heavy rain and snow

Rainfall rates of nearly eight-tenths of an inch in just 30 minutes were reported in parts of the Los Angeles metro region causing flash flooding, as well as a mudslide in Malibu. The mudslide, which caused some vehicles to get stuck, happened late Saturday night along the Pacific Coast Highway on the Los Angeles and […]

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Desperate search for driver who allegedly struck and killed manicurist continues

The manhunt for a woman who allegedly struck and killed a Las Vegas salon owner continued Saturday, a week after police say she skipped out on a $35 manicure and fled during a wild escape. Krystal Whipple, 21, allegedly hit Ngoc Q. Nguyen with a rental car after getting a manicure at the victim’s nail […]

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Trump, senior staff head to weekend retreat at Camp David

White House senior staffers will spend the weekend at Camp David in Hauvers, Maryland, a rural retreat for the office of president. Trump will visit the retreat and lead meetings, but only on Sunday.

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Mystery surrounds fatal shooting of on-duty Marine in Washington D.C

Lance Cpl. Riley S. Kuznia, 20, was named by the Marine Corps as the individual who died at the barracks early Tuesday morning. The investigation is ongoing, but local police have classified the case as a death investigation rather than a homicide investigation, meaning that it may have been an accident.

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