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Oil set for weekly loss as profit-taking outweighs Mideast strife
- October 20, 2017

The stable prices came after a more than 1 percent fall in prices the previous day. The global benchmark is still about 30 percent above its mid-year levels. Iraqi government forces retook the fields northwest of Kirkuk from Kurdish peshmerga this week, following a Kurdish independence referendum last month that was condemned by Baghdad. (more...)
Obama Stops By Gubernatorial Rally, Crowd Chants Obama Stops By Gubernatorial Rally, Crowd Chants "Four More Years!"
- October 20, 2017

Gov. Kim Guadagno clashed Wednesday over what polls show is a big issue in the November 7 contest. The former president urged the crowd to "move New Jersey forward" and "send a message.to the world" by electing Murphy and his running mate, State Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver (D-East Orange). (more...)
ACLU, North Carolina governor reach agreement in transgender bathroom lawsuit ACLU, North Carolina governor reach agreement in transgender bathroom lawsuit
- October 20, 2017

Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of the conservative NC Values Coalition, said in a statement that the proposed settlement and the executive order constituted "a massive power grab, with sweeping changes that only the legislative branch has the authority to enact". (more...)
Cuomo signs legislation to prevent elephants from being used in entertainment acts Cuomo signs legislation to prevent elephants from being used in entertainment acts
- October 20, 2017

We're ecstatic that UniverSoul, Shrine, Garden Bros., and any other circus that profits from abusing elephants will have to leave these animals out of New York State! "Elephant Protection Act" Prevents the Use of Elephants in Entertainment, Including Circuses, to Protect them from Physical Harm and Abuse. (more...)
Malaysia to play North Korea at neutral venue - AFC Malaysia to play North Korea at neutral venue - AFC
- October 20, 2017

The original fixture that was meant to be held in Pyongyang has thrice been postponed over regional security fears and due to a government ban on Malaysians travelling to North Korea. Lebanon are first with 10 points, while Hong Kong are second with five. Lebanon top the group by five points and have nearly certainly secured one of the two qualifying spots to the 2019 finals to be held in the United Arab Emirates. (more...)
North Carolina students, driver escape school bus fire North Carolina students, driver escape school bus fire
- October 20, 2017

Officials said the bus was traveling near Sparta Road at the time of the incident. "Texas parents can rest assured that DPS will not tolerate those who recklessly endanger children by ignoring the law". "School buses remain the safest mode of transportation for students to and from school", said Colonel Paul A. Pride, Patrol superintendent. "We are all grateful that every student and the driver are safe". (more...)
Toronto Dominion Bank Purchases 12602 Shares of Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (SWKS)
- October 20, 2017

Among 31 analysts covering Skyworks Solutions Inc. The stock declined 5.28% or $5.67 reaching $101.67 per share. The average analysts gave this company a mean recommendation of 1.90. Rafferty Asset Mgmt Limited Co owns 79,942 shares. Moreover, Arrowstreet Capital Lp has 0.01% invested in Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:SWKS). Principal Finance Gp Incorporated Inc has invested 0.02% in WGL Holdings Inc (NYSE:WGL). (more...)
First Indo-Russia tri-services exercise begins First Indo-Russia tri-services exercise begins
- October 20, 2017

Exercise INDRA in its previous nine avatars has been conducted as a single service exercise alternately between the two countries. This year, all three services are involved in the 10-day exercises being conducted in Russian Federation. Also, the Naval Component Commander Rear Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta interacted with Admiral Sergei Avakyants, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Pacific Fleet in a warm and cordial atmosphere. (more...)
Four killed in clashes with police amid Kenyan opposition demonstrations Four killed in clashes with police amid Kenyan opposition demonstrations
- October 20, 2017

Earlier this week, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International accused police of killing 67 people in opposition protests in the days after August's election results were announced. She fled to the US, saying she feared for her safety. Raila Odinga also said the the nations are yet to speak even after IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati owned up that the Commission could not guarantee a credible election on October 26th. (more...)
Second shooting in less than week on Virginia State University campus Second shooting in less than week on Virginia State University campus
- October 20, 2017

Police are still investigating the shooting and have not yet released information about a suspect , nor an arrest. Last week, a similar incident was reported from the campus. The lockdown was lifted around two hours ago. "Police have cleared the scene". Surveillance cameras captured images of the suspect dropping a firearm on campus and exiting VSU at Lee Street and Chesterfield Avenue. (more...)
PM Abbasi leaves for Turkey to attend D-8 summit PM Abbasi leaves for Turkey to attend D-8 summit
- October 20, 2017

He was received at the Ataturk International airport by Deputy Governor of Istanbul Mehmet Ali Ulutas. Pakistan has been holding the chairmanship of the D-8 since 2012 beyond the normal period of two years. Major areas of cooperation in the D-8 Charter are industry, agriculture and food security, energy, trade, transportation, and Tourism. Dr. Necmettin Erbakan, the then Prime Minister of Turkey, during a Seminar on "Cooperation in Development " which was held in Istanbul in October 1996. (more...)
Transgender woman convicted of sexually assaulting girl Transgender woman convicted of sexually assaulting girl
- October 20, 2017

The girl told her mother immediately after the assault who then reported it to Casper Police. The girl described the abuse in video footage shown on Tuesday to jurors, according to the Casper Star-Tribune . Martinez denied molesting the child to arresting officers and pleaded not guilty to the charges in May at an arraignment in Natrona County District Court. (more...)
Trump attributes spike in United Kingdom crime to 'radical Islamic terror' Trump attributes spike in United Kingdom crime to 'radical Islamic terror'
- October 20, 2017

John Flatley of the ONS said: "Today's figures suggest the police are dealing with a growing volume of crime". The ONS report also said that sexual offenses were up 19 percent; the number of homicides increased by 46, excluding the Manchester and London terror attacks; and much of the rise in violent offenses was due to the addition of new crime recording categories such as "violence without injury" and "stalking and harassment". (more...)
Around 400 mysterious stone structures found in lava fields in Saudi Arabia Around 400 mysterious stone structures found in lava fields in Saudi Arabia
- October 20, 2017

What's most interesting is that it appears that the lava fields these structures were built upon was still active at the time, with hardened lava appearing to have flowed over some of the gates. His paper on the subject due for publication next month in the journal Arabian Archeology and Epigraphy, wherein he wrote: "Gates are found nearly exclusively in bleak, inhospitable lava fields with scant water or vegetation, places seemingly amongst the most unwelcoming to our species". (more...)
Ala. State AG Asks Supreme Court to Lift Stay of Execution Ala. State AG Asks Supreme Court to Lift Stay of Execution
- October 20, 2017

The inmates in the lawsuit have argued that the sedative midazolam does not reliably render a person unconscious before subsequent drugs stop their lungs and heart. He was pronounced dead at 9:38 p.m. CDT, authorities said. The execution was supposed to be carried out Thursday before the order was halted by the courts. (more...)
483km/h top speed for Hennessey Venom F5 ? Previewed before SEMA
- October 20, 2017

And to build anticipation the American company has released a couple of teasers. Hennessey aims to take the Bugatti Veyron's production auto record for highest top speed, which the Venom GT never accomplished within the parameters set by Guinness World Records. (more...)
'Old friend' Blatter welcome at World Cup 'Old friend' Blatter welcome at World Cup
- October 20, 2017

Blatter is also the target of an investigation by Swiss prosecutors over alleged criminal mismanagement at Federation Internationale de Football Association and the infamous Platini payment. It's a big challenge", he said. Blatter also revealed he is writing a book, due to be published before the World Cup, which he promises will be "quite tasty" and will reveal things "that happened in the past" - without going into further detail. (more...)
States ask court to force Trump to pay Obamacare insurers key subsidies States ask court to force Trump to pay Obamacare insurers key subsidies
- October 20, 2017

Washington state's insurance regulator said it would allow insurers to change rates as soon as practical - even the next month - if lawmakers reinstate the funding, an approach backed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. (more...)
Wolves Kick Off 2017-18 Season With Trip To San Antonio Wolves Kick Off 2017-18 Season With Trip To San Antonio
- October 20, 2017

The controversial foul by Zaza Pachulia was ruled just a common foul at the time , but the National Basketball Association has since made a rule change that encourages stricter enforcement on late closeouts as exemplified in that play. "If one guy is not doing his job, the defense breaks down". " Minnesota the last few years has been really bad defensively", continued Van Gundy, a former league coach. (more...)
Banco Santander, SA (SAN) PT Set at €6.80 by Morgan Stanley Banco Santander, SA (SAN) PT Set at €6.80 by Morgan Stanley
- October 20, 2017

The most recent short interest data show 0% of the company's stock are short sold. Short interest grew from 140,572 to 171,130 over that period. Here are a few substantial investment firms who have updated their positions. This dividend amount will represent a yield of $1.81. The stock has a market cap of $10.61 billion and a PE ratio of 14.08. The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 0.46 and lower end at 0.4 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 0.45. (more...)
Trump Attacks Gold-Star Family... Again Trump Attacks Gold-Star Family... Again
- October 20, 2017

When host Alisyn Camerota asked Sheila and Calvin Murphy whether they heard from anyone at the White House after their son's death, Mrs. Murphy said , "No, I haven't". She added, "He might have stumbled over his words and said the wrong thing [on Monday]". "Trust me, none of us want to be in (this) position", she said. (more...)
Rains dampen Diwali celebration in Odisha, MeT predicts more downpour Rains dampen Diwali celebration in Odisha, MeT predicts more downpour
- October 20, 2017

Bhubaneswar: Diwali celebrations in the state came to a nought after heavy rains lashed many parts of Odisha today, as low pressure over the Bay of Bengal intensified into a depression, sources from the regional meteorological department said. (more...)
Haley pushes United Nations to follow tougher USA stance on Iran Haley pushes United Nations to follow tougher USA stance on Iran
- October 20, 2017

She accused the council of hiding from the truth of what Iran is doing. Trump's decision has been sharply criticized by Washington's partners in the deal - France, Britain, China, and Russian Federation - which sit on the Security Council as permanent members along with the United States. (more...)
Trump warns Democrats about opposing tax plan Trump warns Democrats about opposing tax plan
- October 20, 2017

Brown says Trump told senators, "I couldn't imagine being a Democrat and running in 2018 having voted against" the GOP tax legislation. "The thing that I think has been soft-pedaled here, which is the most important part, and that is the actual loophole closings, because without closing $4 trillion worth of loopholes, you don't have tax reform", Corker told reporters Tuesday. (more...)
Judge refuses to throw out Arpaio ruling explaining guilty verdict Judge refuses to throw out Arpaio ruling explaining guilty verdict
- October 20, 2017

U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton issued an order Thursday shutting down requests by the sheriff's attorneys to have the facts behind the conviction thrown out after the pardon. His presidential pardon-which played to Trump's nationalist base-was always going to be contentious, but it was especially so because it came before Arpaio could even be sentenced. (more...)
Sister of fallen soldier describes last conversation she had with brother Sister of fallen soldier describes last conversation she had with brother
- October 20, 2017

Jeremiah Johnson and Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright . Ms Wilson said there are still questions about Sergeant Johnson's death that are yet to be answered. 'I think he very bravely does make those calls'. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is criticizing President Donald Trump for a phone call he made to the family of an Army sergeant killed in Niger . (more...)
The Muslim Ban Loses in Court Again The Muslim Ban Loses in Court Again
- October 20, 2017

The latest version "plainly discriminates based on nationality in the manner that the 9th Circuit has found antithetical to. the founding principles of this nation", Mr Watson wrote. In this likely never-ending cycle of unconstitutionality, the president will issue a remixed Muslim ban with subtle cosmetic changes, litigation will follow, and a new, rewritten Muslim ban will be promptly introduced before a binding Supreme Court decision, restarting the entire cycle again. (more...)
NJ woman who had dog put down discovers it is alive NJ woman who had dog put down discovers it is alive
- October 20, 2017

Ceasar had been suffering a while, so when Dr. George Menez allegedly told her the dog ought to be euthanized "due to his declining health", she believed it was in Ceasar's best interest. "The previous owner probably had some mixed emotions thinking that the dog had been put down and now was seeing that dog once again", said Chief Andrew Kudrick, Howell Police Dept. (more...)
Amazon, Indiana? Could Indy get the next Amazon headquarters? Amazon, Indiana? Could Indy get the next Amazon headquarters?
- October 20, 2017

The mayor says the overall feedback to Gary's bid has been positive and has placed the city in a different light in the business community, particularly in terms of commercial real estate and site selection. "We give Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos an opportunity to grow his world-class organization while playing a vital role in the transformation of a community and region", Freeman-Wilson added. (more...)
$0.35 EPS Expected for First Connecticut Bancorp Inc (FBNK)
- October 20, 2017

The stock has "Buy" rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, October 10. The stock has "Buy" rating by Numis Securities on Thursday, October 22. FBNC's profit will be $11.85 million for 18.53 P/E if the $0.48 EPS becomes a reality. On average, analysts expect First Bancorp to post $1.85 EPS for the current fiscal year and $2.19 EPS for the next fiscal year. Zacks upgraded First Connecticut Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:FBNK) rating on Wednesday, August 12. (more...)

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