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Five die as plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

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The twin-engined Beechcraft plane veered just after take-off into a shopping centre, that was still closed, next to Essendon Fields airport near Melbourne. "Five on the aircraft and looks like no one has survived the crash," said Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Stephen Leane. Premier Daniel Andrews described it as "the worst civil aviation accident that our state has seen for 30 years".

APNewsBreak: Utah's anesthesia abortion law unenforced

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Last year, Utah enacted a first-in-the-nation law requiring that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before elective abortions starting at 20 weeks gestation. Nine months later, the only licensed clinic providing those abortions in the state says no changes have been made in how doctors perform the procedures.

A big day in the history of the United States Postal Service

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On February 20, 1792, President George Washington officially created the modern United States Postal Service by signing a sweeping act that promoted a free press and put privacy safeguards in place.

Iraqi troops advance on western Mosul as Mattis holds talks

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SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces advanced Monday into the southern outskirts of Mosul on the second day of a push to drive Islamic State militants from the city's western half, as the visiting U.S. defense secretary met with officials to discuss the fight against the extremists.

Traffic jams cost U.S. drivers $1,200 a year: study

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Traffic jams cost U.S. drivers an average of $1,200 a year in wasted fuel and time, and much Los Angeles, the city with the world's biggest rush hour traffic delays, according to a study by INRIX Inc released on Monday. INRIX, based in Kirkland, Washington, aggregates and analyzes traffic data collected from vehicles and highway infrastructure. Five of the world's 10 most congested cities are in the United States, INRIX found.

Ski resort razed by the Taliban lifts Pakistan's domestic tourism

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By Drazen Jorgic MALAM JABBA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Atop the piste of Malam Jabba in Pakistan's once dangerous Swat Valley skiers schuss downhill, a new Chinese-built chairlift ferries tourists to the peak, and a luxury hotel is under construction to replace one torched by the Taliban. The Taliban declared skiing "un-Islamic" during their 2007-2009 reign of terror over Swat, but improved security in recent years has allowed ski tourism to re-emerge on Malam Jabba, a hill station in the Hindu Kush mountain range. Locals tout Swat as "the Switzerland of Pakistan", with an international ski tournament held there in January.

Trump's envoy at UN warns Russia US stands firm on NATO, EU

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US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Tuesday said the United States is ready to improve ties with Russia but will not compromise on its support for NATO and the European Union. Haley told a Security Council debate on conflicts in Europe that "Russia's attempts to destabilize Ukraine" were among the most serious challenges facing the continent.

Here’s how badly the Galaxy Note 7 destroyed Samsung’s reputation in the US

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It goes without saying that the spontaneous combustion of was a big deal, but rarely do we get an opportunity to see the impact of tech gaffes on public sentiment quantified. A new Harris Poll ranking the "reputation quotient" of the 100 most recognizable brands in the United States provides just that, and the picture isn't good one for Samsung. In fact, it's pretty dire.

In last year's reputation ratings, Samsung landed in the seventh position out of 100 companies, beaten only by Amazon, Apple, and Google on the tech side of things. , and Samsung has found itself barely squeezing into the top half of the chart with the number 49 spot on the rankings.

As big of a drop in the charts as it has taken, it's interesting to note that Samsung's actual reputation rating only actually dropped from 80.44 to 75.17. Harris considers a rating of 80+ to be "Excellent," and groups ratings of 75 to 79 into the "Very Good" category. Additionally, both Apple and Google took hits in their ratings as well, though not nearly as drastic — Apple fell from 83.03 to 82.07 and Google dipped from 82.97 to 82.00.
The study is conducted via interviews with US adults, each of which are asked to rate companies that they are familiar with. According to the methodology of the research, each company received a rating from approximately 300 respondents. The timing of the study wasn't particularly favorable to Samsung, having been conducted from late November to mid December of 2016, which was precisely when Samsung was devising a way to remotely kill off the Note 7s that were still in the hands of owners.

Patched 12 - Part 5 - The State of Play at Platinum

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This week's episode of Patched looks at how things currently stand with acclaimed studio Platinum.

From: n4g.com

Sephora Beauty Insider Email Class Settlement

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As a result of a class action settlement, Sephora customers who had a Beauty Insider account with VIB or VIB Rouge status as of November 4, 2014 that was associated with an email address from the domain @qq.com, @126.com, or @163.com may be entitled to up to $125 in cash or up to a $250 Sephora Gift Card. The suit alleges that plaintiffs and the proposed class had their accounts deactivated without notice and that these deactivations amounted to discrimination against Chinese/Asian customers based on the belief that all Chinese/Asian customers abuse discount sales to resell products. Claims must be submitted/postmarked by April 3. Click here to find out formation about this suit.

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