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China partially lifts ban on group tours to South Korea China partially lifts ban on group tours to South Korea
- November 29, 2017

Xu Mingdao, president of Beijing-based travel agency Asidaer specialized in Korea tours, said, "The decision signals the end of the drought". Kang said during a parliamentary session that her government is not considering any restriction on the operation of the so-called Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, which strengthens the alliance between South Korea and the United States. (more...)
Police share photo of Christmas tree almost engulfing auto Police share photo of Christmas tree almost engulfing auto
- November 29, 2017

And no, Buddy the Elf and Clark Griswold were not in the front seat. Sudbury police posted the photo to their Facebook page , reminding folks to transport their holiday trees responsibly. "Did you happen to get a photo of it going into the house, too?" said Jeffrey Caron on Facebook. On Tuesday, police in Sudbury, Ont., shared a post from police in Sudbury, Mass . (more...)
Noisy scenes in Punjab Assembly Noisy scenes in Punjab Assembly
- November 29, 2017

Akali and BJP legislators responded with counter-sloganeering against Khaira, but much of it was not audible in the din. However, when asked why Congress had not acted against political leaders as per its poll promises, Jakhar replied, "The special task force is on the job and unlike the previous tenure, when half-baked cases against Opposition leader fell through in the court, the Congress is in no rush". (more...)
Not Congress, PM Modi harassed senior leaders of his party: Randeep Surjewala Not Congress, PM Modi harassed senior leaders of his party: Randeep Surjewala
- November 29, 2017

Talking about Modi government's development drive in Gujarat, Shah said that the Central government gave an AIIMS hospital, bullet train, another worldwide airport to the state; hence, it was natural that more votes will be cast in BJP's favour. (more...)
Holiday weekend sees increase in crashes, decrease in injuries, fatalities Holiday weekend sees increase in crashes, decrease in injuries, fatalities
- November 29, 2017

Troopers charged 51 people with driving while under the influence both years, state police said. State Police Tuesday reported that it investigated 981 crashes between November 22 and November 26 across the state. Steven Flaherty. Only one of the deaths was a driver and five were passengers. There were 629 DUI arrests over the holiday weekend, 19 more than that period a year ago. (more...)
State Troopers Respond To Reports Of 'Bigfoot' Sighting
- November 29, 2017

A little while later Mcfeely said Roberts called her and was excited. Hastings' namesake town in Nevada, USA, has been in the news today with a local woman claiming she saw the famed folklore creature Bigfoot. "Right at that time, there wasn't a lot of cars going either way right there". The Nebraska State Patrol reported that the call came in on Saturday night about 10:15. (more...)
Schneiderman making sure hospitals don't charge for rape kits Schneiderman making sure hospitals don't charge for rape kits
- November 29, 2017

The medical center in Fort Greene charged patients for 85 rape kits between January 2015 and last February, according to State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Now, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, in a settlement with the state, will have to reimburse those women, with interest, and pay a $15,000 fine. Still, the case raises further questions, according to Attorney General Schneiderman. (more...)
Arizona State to interview Herm Edwards about head coaching vacancy Arizona State to interview Herm Edwards about head coaching vacancy
- November 29, 2017

A few names have surfaced in the days since Graham was sacked, but maybe the most eye-opening one was named on Tuesday - former NFL head coach and current ESPN NFL analyst Herm Edwards . Edwards, who is 63, doesn't have much college coaching experience, as he started his career as the defensive backs coach at San Jose State from 1987-89 before jumping to the NFL. (more...)
DC Archdiocese Sues Over Rejected Transit Christmas Ad DC Archdiocese Sues Over Rejected Transit Christmas Ad
- November 29, 2017

The graphics for the ads show the silhouette of what appear to be the Three Wise Men and a couple of sheep, staring up at the star announcing Christ's birth. According to the Caller, WMATA also rejected an ad from the archdiocese for the papal visit to Washington, D.C.in 2015 because it included the image of a cross. (more...)
College basketball: Michigan State's 'dirty work' stifles North Carolina for PK80 title College basketball: Michigan State's 'dirty work' stifles North Carolina for PK80 title
- November 29, 2017

As I said, we keep knocking at the door, sooner or later, the thing is gonna open. "A freaky win", Izzo said. Sophomore guard Joshua Langford scored a career-high 23 points. Both the field-goal and 3-point shooting percentages were the worst in North Carolina history. Roy Williams said his freshmen played like freshmen and the rest of the team wasn't much better, and he correctly added he coached a pretty sorry game. (more...)
Holiday Train stops planned for La Crosse area Holiday Train stops planned for La Crosse area
- November 29, 2017

It will be the US train that comes through Chatham, also making stops in Windsor, London, Woodstock, Ayr, Cambridge and Hamilton. The CP Holiday Train will then continue its trek on December 7 with stops in Innisfail around 1:15 p.m., Olds around 2:35 p.m. (more...)
Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) Shares Bought by Investec Asset Management LTD Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) Shares Bought by Investec Asset Management LTD
- November 29, 2017

The total number of shares traded in the last 12 months is 167,282. It has underperformed by 8.43% the S&P500. Buckingham Research began coverage on Norfolk Southern Corp.in a report on Wednesday, January 18th. It also reduced Tesoro Corporation Com (NYSE:TSO) stake by 3,904 shares and now owns 7,459 shares. Alibaba Group Hldg Ltd (NYSE:BABA) was raised too. (more...)
(COST) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday
- November 29, 2017

Pioneer Trust Bank N A OR now owns 1,659 shares of the retailer's stock worth $266,000 after buying an additional 7 shares during the last quarter. Thrivent For Lutherans invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST). (more...)
ExxonMobil's Hebron Project Ramps Up Offshore Newfoundland ExxonMobil's Hebron Project Ramps Up Offshore Newfoundland
- November 29, 2017

ExxonMobil previously credited its experience developing the Hibernia project, also located in the harsh Arctic-like environment offshore Newfoundland and Labrador, to helping it shape its Hebron development plan. Engineering, construction and start-up of the Hebron project took eight years, and involved over 40 million man hours. Its partners in the investment include Chevron Corp., Suncor Energy Inc., Statoil ASA and Nalcor Energy-Oil and Gas Inc. (more...)
Mom charged after using recorder to catch bullies tormenting daughter Mom charged after using recorder to catch bullies tormenting daughter
- November 29, 2017

But the mother says the charges aren't fair, and she was trying to look out for her 9-year-old daughter, who she says was being bullied. Sims said she made a decision to record what went on because she did not "want to just side with my child". (more...)
Florida man accused of cutting tails off kittens Florida man accused of cutting tails off kittens
- November 29, 2017

Marion County deputies said James Steele Reid, 68, intentionally cut the tails off five, 4-week-old kittens after being told by the owner not to touch them. Cat tails should also be docked when the animals are between three and five days old, they added. He later came out of the barn with the kittens' tails in hand. (more...)
Twin Capital Management Inc. Grows Stake in East West Bancorp, Inc. (EWBC)
- November 29, 2017

Marietta Investment Partners Llc acquired 104,992 shares as East West Bancorp (EWBC)'s stock rose 1.19%. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 44,822 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $2,264,000 after acquiring an additional 205 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Watchdog: VA centers failed to report potentially unsafe doctors Watchdog: VA centers failed to report potentially unsafe doctors
- November 29, 2017

Government Accountability Office. The GAO report examined 148 providers from October 2013 to March 2017 and found that more than half didn't provide documentation of reviews to the National Practitioner Data Bank or state licensing boards, as required by VHA policy. (more...)
Plano ISD superintendent, board member to resign Plano ISD superintendent, board member to resign
- November 29, 2017

In Myer's resignation letter to president Missy Bender, he said, "For personal reasons, I have made a decision to resign my position as Trustee on the Plano ISD Board of Trustees". She's now the interim deputy superintendent. "I would like to wish the students, teachers, staff and board of Plano ISD the very best in the future". (more...)
'We'll be home for Christmas': Ava Barry granted medicinal cannabis licence 'We'll be home for Christmas': Ava Barry granted medicinal cannabis licence
- November 29, 2017

Well-known medical cannabis campaigner Vera Twomey has said her daughter Ava has been granted a licence to take medical cannabis. Ava has a rare, drug-resistant form of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome, which can result in up to 20 seizures a day. (more...)
Al Franken, Battling for His Political Life, Apologizes for Groping Al Franken, Battling for His Political Life, Apologizes for Groping
- November 29, 2017

Tweeden, who was the first woman to come forward with accusations against Franken, alleges that in that rehearsal, Franken pushed an unwanted kiss on her, and she also provided a photo showing Franken groping her, ostensibly as a joke, while she was asleep. (more...)
Palace: BBL a 'top priority' of Duterte Palace: BBL a 'top priority' of Duterte
- November 29, 2017

When asked if it needs to be a joint session of both chambers of the legislative, Roque said: "It does not matter because what is important only is that if they run out of time a special session is required for Congress to meet as a body, doesn't have to be a joint session". (more...)
The Noble Midstream Partners LP (NBLX) Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.41
- November 29, 2017

Tinicum Inc decreased its stake in Antero Midstream Partners Lp (AM) by 11.97% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company acquired 6,342 shares as Magellan Midstream Prtnrs Lp (MMP)'s stock declined 7.68%. (more...)
Driver in Deadly Manhattan Terror Attack Pleads Not Guilty Driver in Deadly Manhattan Terror Attack Pleads Not Guilty
- November 29, 2017

Authorities say the 29-year-old Paterson, New Jersey, resident killed eight people with his October 31 attack in Manhattan. Of the eight people killed, five were friends from Argentina celebrating 30 years since their high school graduation. (more...)
Holiday spirit: These are the most charitable states in America Holiday spirit: These are the most charitable states in America
- November 29, 2017

The U.S. ranks No. 5 out of 140 countries when it comes to philanthropic gestures, according to the Charities Aid Foundation's World Giving Index . Minnesota ranked second for the percentage of its population that volunteers, and seventh for the percentage of people who donated money. (more...)
Singapore Defence Minister Flies in 'Tejas', Calls it an Impressive Aircraft Singapore Defence Minister Flies in 'Tejas', Calls it an Impressive Aircraft
- November 29, 2017

He also praised Air Vice Marshal AP Singh, who piloted the aircraft, saying he felt like he was riding on a auto. Praising Air Vice Marshal Singh as a "superbly confident and supremely professional" pilot, Ng said he felt as if he was riding a vehicle and not flying in a fighter aircraft. (more...)
Tip leads Tampa police to Ybor City McDonald's Tip leads Tampa police to Ybor City McDonald's
- November 29, 2017

Eagle 8 is over the scene where police have a red vehicle cornered off with crime scene tape in the parking lot. He added: "I'm optimistic on this one but only time will tell". After Felton's death, police released surveillance video of a man taken right before Felton was killed, which appears to show the same person seen in surveillance video taken on October 9 right after the first victim, 22-year-old Benjamin Mitchell, was killed, police said. (more...)
Brandis hails marriage bill 'history making' Brandis hails marriage bill 'history making'
- November 29, 2017

Australia would be the first nation to legalise polygamy after first legalising gay marriage, if Ms Hanson's fears are ever realised. That was included in one of five amendments proposed by conservative Liberal senators James Paterson and David Fawcett, which were comfortably defeated. (more...)
Saskatoon's apartment vacancy rate highest in Canada
- November 29, 2017

Coun. Helena Konanz pointed to concerns with the vacancy rate, and questioned Haddad on the city's initiatives to attract more rental units. "House prices in the Greater Toronto Area reached unprecedented levels during the early part of 2017, making homeownership out of reach for the majority of potential first-time buyers". (more...)
U.S. is working on new approaches with Pakistan, India over Afghan issue U.S. is working on new approaches with Pakistan, India over Afghan issue
- November 29, 2017

After the announcement of the USA new South Asia strategy by President Donald Trump in August, the Taliban has adopted guerrilla-style warfare, with hit-and-run and suicide attacks. "We will firmly address Pakistan's role" because " NATO's demands need to be heard and embraced in Islamabad", he told the Senate Armed Services Committee in October. (more...)

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