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A few snow showers scattered about the area this morning, otherwise a good deal of clouds. Temps nearly steady in the mid 30s. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 30%..
Considerable cloudiness. Low around 25F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Updated: November 17, 2022 @ 9:33 am
FILE – People inspect the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, on July 17, 2014. A Dutch court on Thursday is set to deliver verdicts in the long-running trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian rebel for their alleged roles in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over conflict-torn eastern Ukraine.
FILE – Local citizens, background, look at the site of a crashed Malaysia Airlines passenger plane near the village of Rozsypne, Ukraine, eastern Ukraine on July 18, 2014. A Dutch court on Thursday is set to deliver verdicts in the long-running trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian rebel for their alleged roles in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over conflict-torn eastern Ukraine.
FILE – Two KLM cabin crew reach out into a sea of flowers at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, on July 22, 2014. A Dutch court on Thursday is set to deliver verdicts in the long-running trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian rebel for their alleged roles in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over conflict-torn eastern Ukraine.
FILE – Two people hold hands as they walk to the court where relatives were to give testimony in the trial of four men charged with murder over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, at Schiphol airport, near Amsterdam, Netherlands,on Sept. 6, 2021. A Dutch court on Thursday is set to deliver verdicts in the long-running trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian rebel for their alleged roles in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over conflict-torn eastern Ukraine.
FILE – Ukrainian miners carry the body of a victim at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, on July 19, 2014. A Dutch court on Thursday is set to deliver verdicts in the long-running trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian rebel for their alleged roles in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over conflict-torn eastern Ukraine.
FILE – Presiding judge Hendrik Steenhuis, center, during the ongoing trial and criminal proceedings regarding the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, at the high security court at Schiphol airport, near Amsterdam, Netherlands, on Dec. 20, 2021. A Dutch court on Thursday is set to deliver verdicts in the long-running trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian rebel for their alleged roles in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over conflict-torn eastern Ukraine.
FILE – Presiding judge Hendrik Steenhuis, right, and other trial judges and lawyers view the reconstructed wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, at the Gilze-Rijen military airbase, southern Netherlands, on May 26, 2021. A Dutch court on Thursday is set to deliver verdicts in the long-running trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian rebel for their alleged roles in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over conflict-torn eastern Ukraine.
FILE – The sky is reflected in the national MH17 monument which carries the names of the victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Vijfhuizen, Netherlands, on March 6, 2020. A Dutch court on Thursday is set to deliver verdicts in the long-running trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian rebel for their alleged roles in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over conflict-torn eastern Ukraine.
FILE – People inspect the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine, on July 17, 2014. A Dutch court on Thursday is set to deliver verdicts in the long-running trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian rebel for their alleged roles in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over conflict-torn eastern Ukraine.
FILE – Local citizens, background, look at the site of a crashed Malaysia Airlines passenger plane near the village of Rozsypne, Ukraine, eastern Ukraine on July 18, 2014. A Dutch court on Thursday is set to deliver verdicts in the long-running trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian rebel for their alleged roles in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over conflict-torn eastern Ukraine.
FILE – Two KLM cabin crew reach out into a sea of flowers at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, on July 22, 2014. A Dutch court on Thursday is set to deliver verdicts in the long-running trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian rebel for their alleged roles in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over conflict-torn eastern Ukraine.
FILE – Two people hold hands as they walk to the court where relatives were to give testimony in the trial of four men charged with murder over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, at Schiphol airport, near Amsterdam, Netherlands,on Sept. 6, 2021. A Dutch court on Thursday is set to deliver verdicts in the long-running trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian rebel for their alleged roles in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over conflict-torn eastern Ukraine.
FILE – Ukrainian miners carry the body of a victim at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, on July 19, 2014. A Dutch court on Thursday is set to deliver verdicts in the long-running trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian rebel for their alleged roles in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over conflict-torn eastern Ukraine.
FILE – Presiding judge Hendrik Steenhuis, center, during the ongoing trial and criminal proceedings regarding the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, at the high security court at Schiphol airport, near Amsterdam, Netherlands, on Dec. 20, 2021. A Dutch court on Thursday is set to deliver verdicts in the long-running trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian rebel for their alleged roles in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over conflict-torn eastern Ukraine.
FILE – Presiding judge Hendrik Steenhuis, right, and other trial judges and lawyers view the reconstructed wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, at the Gilze-Rijen military airbase, southern Netherlands, on May 26, 2021. A Dutch court on Thursday is set to deliver verdicts in the long-running trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian rebel for their alleged roles in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over conflict-torn eastern Ukraine.
FILE – The sky is reflected in the national MH17 monument which carries the names of the victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Vijfhuizen, Netherlands, on March 6, 2020. A Dutch court on Thursday is set to deliver verdicts in the long-running trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian rebel for their alleged roles in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over conflict-torn eastern Ukraine.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch judges are set to deliver their verdict Thursday in the trial in absentia of three Russians and a Ukrainian over their alleged roles in the 2014 downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet and the deaths of all 298 people on board.
The judgment will come more than eight years after the airliner traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014, during a conflict between pro-Russia separatists and Ukrainian forces.
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The Federal Reserve may have to raise its benchmark interest rate much higher than many people expect to get inflation under control, said James Bullard, who leads the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Bullard’s comments raised the prospect that the Fed’s rate hikes will make borrowing by consumers and businesses even costlier and further heighten the risk of recession. Wall Street traders registered their concern by sending stock market futures further into the red early Thursday. Bullard’s remarks followed speeches by other Fed officials in recent days that suggested they see only limited progress, at most, in their use of steadily higher rates to fight inflation.
Iowa visits Minnesota with both teams on a three-game winning streak and in a four-way tie for first place in the Big Ten West Division with Illinois and Purdue. The Hawkeyes are 6-4 overall and 4-3 in the conference. The Gophers are 7-3 and 4-3. Iowa has beaten Minnesota seven straight times for the Floyd of Rosedale Trophy. The Hawkeyes are on their longest winning streak in the history of the series dating to 1891. Minnesota has the all-time lead at 62-51-2. Iowa cornerback Cooper DeJean is a player to watch. He’s second in the Big Ten with four interceptions.
Abortion bans in several states allow exemptions for life-threatening health emergencies, but they say mental health crises don’t count. Some abortion foes say the laws target women who fake mental illness to get doctors to agree to end their pregnancies. But critics say it’s an example of how mental illness is often disregarded, as if the brain were somehow distinct from the rest of the body. They note that life-threatening mental health crises happen more often in pregnancy than some realize. A U.S. government report released in September shows mental health conditions recently became the leading underlying cause of pregnancy-related deaths.
Dutch court convicts 2 Russians, 1 Ukrainian in 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17; 1 Russian acquitted.
Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group on Thursday posted net losses and missed market expectations for revenue in its quarter ended September amid a slowing economy and depressed consumer sentiment. Alibaba reported net losses of 20.6 billion yuan ($2.89 billion) that it said was due to falling market prices of its equity investments in listed companies. Revenue grew 3% compared to the same time last year to 207.2 billion yuan ($29.1 billion), as the company saw decreased consumer spending as China continued its strict COVID-19 policies with lockdowns and mass-testing. The company also said that it would extend a share repurchase program to its 2025 fiscal year and will buy an additional $15 billion shares on top of an existing $25 billion share buyback program.
The family of imprisoned Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah says that they have seen him and that his condition has “deteriorated severely.” The news of Abdel-Fattah’s condition was posted in a tweet by Abdel-Fattah’s sister, Mona Seif, after a visit to the prison by the activist’s mother, aunt and his other sister on Thursday. Abdel-Fattah is one of Egypt’s most prominent pro-democracy campaigners. The detained activist had intensified a hunger strike and halted all calories and water at the start of the U.N. climate conference held in Egypt earlier in November, to draw attention to his case and those of other political prisoners.
Family of jailed Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah says they saw him, he’s ‘deteriorated severely’ since hunger strike.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Nov. 17, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Agile, a groundbreaking fintech bringing mortgage lenders and broker-dealers onto a single electronic platform, today announced that SouthState|DuncanWilliams Securities Corp., a FINRA-regulated wholly owned subsidiary of SouthState Ba…
The style dubbed Barbiecore has legs ahead of next year’s release of the live-action “Barbie” movie starring Margo Robbie and Ryan Gosling. Heading into the holiday gift season, Barbie superfans are also noting the 60th anniversary of her Dreamhouse. Where there’s Barbie, there’s pink. Hot pink. There are plenty of ways to gift Barbiecore. Start with all the pink gemstones out there. How about a handbag or pair of Barbie-worthy pink velvet heels? Sellers on Etsy are on board with pink holiday decor and other gifty items at a range of prices. What about Ken? Honor him by giving someone neon yellow rollerblades like the ones the movie’s stars rock in leaked set footage.
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 17, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Capital Trading, Inc. (MCT®), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced the release of BAMCO, a new marketplace for co-issue loan sales. Co-issue loan sales, also known as flow-based mo…
The U.S. job market remains healthy as fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, despite the Federal Reserve’s rapid interest rate hikes this year intended to bring down inflation and tighten the labor market. Applications for jobless claims for the week ending Nov. 12 fell by 4,000 to 222,000 from 226,000 the previous week, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The four-week moving average rose by 2,000 to 221,000.   The total number of Americans collecting unemployment aid rose by 13,000 to 1.51 million for the week ending Nov. 5. a seven-month high, but still not a troubling level.
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Thousands of police have been deployed in Athens and the northern city of Thessaloniki for commemorative marches to mark the anniversary of a 1973 student uprising that was brutally crushed by the military dictatorship then ruling Greece. The anniversary is marked each year by marches to the U.S. Embassy in Athens, and the demonstrations have often, but not always, turned violent. Around 5,000 police were expected to be deployed in the Greek capital, where major streets were to be blocked to traffic and three subway stations along the march route shut down Thursday afternoon. In 1973, the military regime that had been in power since 1967 sent police and troops to crush student-led pro-democracy protests centered in the Athens Polytechnic.
Matt Fitzpatrick’s fast start helped him move out in front in the Race to Dubai as Rory McIlroy struggled in the first round of the season-ending DP World Tour Championship. Fitzpatrick birdied his first five holes and finished with a bogey-free 7-under 65 for his lowest round on the Earth Course.He is a two-time winner there. The U.S. Open champion was tied for the lead with Tyrrell Hatton. McIlroy leads the Race to Dubai standings as he bids to be the European tour’s leading player for the fourth time. But he needed a birdie on the 18th just to get under par with a 71 that tied him for 22nd.
Greek authorities say the country’s foreign minister has called off the first leg of his visit to Libya, refusing to disembark from his plane after landing in Tripoli. Nikos Dendias accused the Tripoli-based government on Thursday of violating a prearranged agreement and refused to leave the aircraft after discovering that Libya’s foreign minister had arrived to greet him at the airport. Dendias had been scheduled to meet with the Libyan president only. His plane then took off and later landed in Benghazi, in eastern Libya. The fracas comes amid rising tensions following a controversial maritime and gas deal signed between Turkey and Libya’s western, Tripoli-based administration. Libya has two rival administrations, in the country’s east and west.
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The new CEO of the collapse cryptocurrency trading firm FTX, who oversaw Enron’s bankruptcy, said he has never seen such a “complete failure” of corporate control. John Ray III, in a filing with the U.S. bankruptcy court for the district of Delaware, said there was a “complete absence of trustworthy financial information.” Ray was named CEO of FTX less than a week ago when the company filed for bankruptcy protection and its CEO and founder Sam Bankman-Fried resigned.
The foreign minister of ethnically divided Cyprus has offered a bleak outlook for resuming stalled peace talks any time soon. Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides says his government hopes the chances of restarting the talks don’t  “get any worse” over the next few months. Greece and Cyprus have accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of engaging in hostile rhetoric and behavior ahead of Turkey’s presidential election in April. A senior United Nations official was in Cyprus on Thursday to gauge the prospects for resolving one of Europe’s most intractable conflicts. Cyprus divided into ethnically Greek and ethnically Turkish sides in 1974, when Turkey invaded following a coup by supporters of union with Greece.
John Ray III, new CEO of collapsed crypto firm FTX, says he’s never seen such “a complete failure of corporate controls.”
Stellantis is recalling nearly 250,000 heavy duty diesel Ram pickups in the U.S. because transmission fluid can leak and cause engine fires. The recall covers certain 2020 to 2023 Ram 2500 and some 2020 through 2022 Ram 3500 trucks. All have 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engines and 68-RFE transmissions. The company says heat and pressure can build up in the transmission, expelling fluid from the dipstick tube. If the fluid hits a hot engine part, that can touch of a fire. Stellantis, formerly Fiat Chrysler, is still developing a repair. In the meantime the company says owners can drive the trucks but drivers should contact a dealer if they see a dashboard warning light.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino is getting four more years in charge of soccer’s governing body after no candidate stepped up to challenge him. FIFA says the 52-year-old Swiss lawyer was the only person to enter the race by the time the deadline passed overnight. The election is in exactly four months on March 16 in Kigali, Rwanda. Infantino won a five-candidate race in 2016 to replace Sepp Blatter. He was re-elected unopposed in 2019. He’s now set to stay in the job beyond the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
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On two short stretches of road near downtown Detroit, Michigan transportation officials hope to make history.
DALLAS — Hospitals are supposed to exist as places of healing.
J.R. Myers’ frustration grew as he read the email: To attend a local economic development council meeting in Browning — the largest community on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in northwestern Montana — he had to bring proof he was vaccinated against COVID-19.
WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. — Lisa Roney was awake in the overnight hours watching the power of Tropical Storm Ian when the water started coming in the back door.
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Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel and Turkey have agreed to a fresh start in ties. Relations between the former allies became icy under Netanyahu, who is expected to return to power in the coming weeks, after he forms a coalition government. Relations were already on the mend between the two countries since Netanyahu was ousted from office last year. But Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s relations with Israel under Netanyahu were particularly frosty. Netanyahu’s office says that in a phone call between the two leaders on Thursday, the they vowed to cooperate and start afresh.
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A wartime agreement that allowed grain shipments from Ukraine to resume and helped temper global food prices will be extended by 120 days, the United Nations and other parties to the deal say. The initiative established a safe shipping corridor in the Black Sea and inspection procedures to address Russian and Ukrainian concerns that cargo vessels traveling off Ukraine’s southern coast might carry weapons or launch attacks. The deal that Ukraine and Russia signed in separate agreements with the U.N. and Turkey on July 22 was due to expire on Saturday. Russia confirmed the extension on Thursday but said it expected progress on removing obstacles to the export of Russian food and fertilizers.
UK Treasury chief pledges more help for vulnerable in budget, offering support for those on benefits and pensioners.

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