• Burger King and Tim Hortons Near Deal to Buy Popeyes
Burger King and Tim Hortons Near Deal to Buy Popeyes

The companies confirmed Tuesday that Restaurant Brands will pay $79 per share in cash to acquire the fried chicken and biscuit-focused chain. Popeyes has 621 worldwide franchised stores, representing about 4 percent of the 16,437 KFC units, which RBI says is Popeyes largest competitor.

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  • United Airlines enters basic economy fare wars in the US
United Airlines enters basic economy fare wars in the US

On Monday, United introduced its Basic Economy fares on flights between Minneapolis/St. Paul and its seven US hubs (Chicago O'Hare, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, Washington Dulles). Basic economy fliers, for example, must wait to get a seat assignment at check-in, board in the last boarding group and are only allowed...

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  • De-Icer: Good on Wintry Roads, Not So Good on Your Car
De-Icer: Good on Wintry Roads, Not So Good on Your Car

A new AAA report estimates US drivers pay about $ 3 billion a year to fix rust damage from road de-icers. Research shows the newer alternatives chemicals can cause more damage to vehicles, seeping into cracks where corrosion can accelerate.

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  • Russian ambassador to UN Vitaly Churkin dies suddenly in NY
Russian ambassador to UN Vitaly Churkin dies suddenly in NY

There has been an out-pouring of grief since the ambassador has died. "The loss sustained by Russian Federation is grave and irreplaceable". Churkin had served as the Russian ambassador since 2006. He later was a graduate of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations and went on to earn a Ph.D degree in history from the USSR Diplomat...

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  • Former USA gymnastics doctor to stand trial over sex abuse claims
Former USA gymnastics doctor to stand trial over sex abuse claims

He also is being sued by women and girls who say they were sexually assaulted. Nassar is facing federal and state charges. They continued until she was 12, she said. A 25-year-old woman has testified that a former Michigan State University sports doctor repeatedly molested her as a child during family visits to his home near Lansing.

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  • WashPost: DHS Secretary Signs New Guidelines for Dealing with Illegal Immigrants
WashPost: DHS Secretary Signs New Guidelines for Dealing with Illegal Immigrants

The measure will have a "phase-in" mechanism "to make sure that people on the other end don't get on airplanes", Kelly said. The memo states: "The asylum officer shall make a positive credible fear finding only after the officer has considered all relevant evidence and determined, based on credible evidence, that the alien has a significant possi...

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  • When and where to watch the Westminster dog show
When and where to watch the Westminster dog show

This year's show will also see the introduction of three new dog breeds: the American hairless terrier , an active and curious small breed dog with smooth hair; the mid-sized sloughi (pronounced sloo-ghee), a North African hunting dog ; and the pumi , a Hungarian herding breed.

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  • Mark Hamill reads Donald Trump's New Year's tweet in flawless Joker voice
Mark Hamill reads Donald Trump's New Year's tweet in flawless Joker voice

On December 31, Donald Trump tweeted out his New Year's message to the public, basically sounding like a passive-aggressive Gretchen Wieners. But the Joker's self-satisfied chortling and lingering fascination with his own voice imbue that Trump tweet with more meaning than hearing it in Trump's voice would.

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  • Ryan Says Obamacare Replacement Bill Will Be Done in 2017
Ryan Says Obamacare Replacement Bill Will Be Done in 2017

Obama made the comments during a live, wonky interview with Ezra Klein and Sarah Kliff of Vox . Obama wrote. The Democrats are largely resigned to the likelihood that the Republicans will succeed in repealing the law, however, they are seeking to exploit divisions among the party since, for years has been unable to unite behind an alternative...

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  • Dog led officials to boy's body in lake; dad found after search
Dog led officials to boy's body in lake; dad found after search

Game wardens said the pair died in a boat-related accident. The father and son departed from Caddo Landing in the area of FM 2101 around 5 a.m. Monday. He was not wearing a life jacket when he was found. The man's body had not been found Tuesday morning, according to reports. The cause of the accident is still under investigation, but authori...

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  • Suspended guard Grayson Allen on Duke bench during loss
Suspended guard Grayson Allen on Duke bench during loss

That is why in those games if you can get them, you take them". Guard Frank Jackson, who started in place of Allen, committed his third foul just seven minutes into the game. "I should have performed better". That's just part of what the Blue Devils are missing without Allen. "Hill will go down as one of my favorite human beings of all time",...

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  • Young Mom Dies Recording on Facebook Live
Young Mom Dies Recording on Facebook Live

Friends said that she loved to document her life on social media, but no one could have imagined her tragic end. The Facebook Live video has since been removed. Her uncle, Jeffrey Herndon, said he could hear his niece struggle to breathe and her son scream in the background. Police say they don't believe foul play was involved.

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  • Southern California couple missing in Big Sur area
Southern California couple missing in Big Sur area

A police statement says Olivia Hannah Gonzalez, 20, and Brian Fernandez, 21, of North Hollywood, were last seen December 23 as they departed. They were traveling with their two large dogs. They had been expected to return on Christmas Day. The Monterey County Sheriff's Office released a statement on Facebook asking the community to keep an eye ou...

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  • Police search for missing CT dirt biker
Police search for missing CT dirt biker

Police say Allen was last seen December 26 on his dirt bike, which he often rode on trails in Sterling and neighboring Coventry, Rhode Island. State Police said Allen left his home at 42 Dixon Road in Sterling, Conn ., at approximately 1 p.m.

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  • Coalition of mayors asks Obama to act on immigration
Coalition of mayors asks Obama to act on immigration

Immigrants' rights march in New York City. The letter ( you can read the text here ) was sent to the White House on Thursday by Cities for Action, an advocacy group composed of more than 100 municipal officials pushing for immigration reform , with a particular focus on creating a path to citizenship for those now in the country illegally.

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  • Plane crash into Lake Erie suspected near Cleveland
Plane crash into Lake Erie suspected near Cleveland

Fleming's wife, Suzanne, his two teenage sons, a neighbor and a neighbor's daughter were also on board the plane. He also described his son as "an experienced pilot". The flight had departed from Burke Lakefront Airport , which is located on the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland. Asked about the chances of survival considering the water temperatu...

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  • FedEx delivery driver robbed at gunpoint
FedEx delivery driver robbed at gunpoint

Wednesday. In this second case, a 40-year-old female truck driver was held up by a man wearing a ski-mask and wielding a handgun while she was on a delivery in the 8000 block of South Saginaw Avenue around 11 a.m. No one is in custody, according to police. FedEx said Wednesday in a statement that the company was "grateful that no one was injured"...

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  • Fort Worth Police Chief Is Wrong, Jacqueline Craig's Arrest Was Racist
Fort Worth Police Chief Is Wrong, Jacqueline Craig's Arrest Was Racist

While a Tarrant County grand jury declined to indict Collie in September, according to court records, the case against the officer - identified only as "Officer Barron" - who shot Collie has not yet been presented to a grand jury, according to Sgt.

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  • How to Get Free Starbucks Coffee During the Holiday Season
How to Get Free Starbucks Coffee During the Holiday Season

It's part of Starbucks' 10 Days of Cheer, where 100 stores each day will offer free espresso drinks for an hour during the afternoon. There are also nine locations in the Bay Area involved today, so if you're working or visiting over there you can also get your free drink.

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  • Mom walks 26 miles through snow to get help for stranded family
Mom walks 26 miles through snow to get help for stranded family

I did that last four miles 10 steps at a time. Klein, her husband Eric Klein and Isaac, their 10-year old son was on a vacation. "Don't arrest me, '" Klein said, laughing. we pulled out all the stops". She ate aspen twigs and did her best to stay awake in the freezing temperatures. "So she kept going". Her husband and son were also treated for ex...

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  • Gingrich: Obama in 'desperate frenzy' to leave legacy
Gingrich: Obama in 'desperate frenzy' to leave legacy

Chris Wallace spoke with Newt Gingrich on Fox News Sunday today and asked him about President-elect Donald Trump's recent tweet about America's nuclear weapons that sent Washington into a frenzy. Gingrich, an informal Trump adviser, told " Fox News Sunday " host Chris Wallace that the longstanding US policy of reducing the number of its nu...

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