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[LISTEN] Little Foot fossils unveiled in SA [LISTEN] Little Foot fossils unveiled in SA
- December 06, 2017

The skeleton - which has been nicknamed "Little Foot" by its discoverer, Professor Ron Clarke of the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa - is thought to be a whopping 3.6 million years old. Researchers estimate Little Foot to have been around 30-years-old when she died and stood about 4.9 feet tall, Clarke told the Mail and Guardian. The Sterkfontein cave system became famous in the 1930s with the discovery of an adult Australopithecus africanus. (more...)
Whistleblower: At inauguration, Flynn texted business partner on nuclear plan Whistleblower: At inauguration, Flynn texted business partner on nuclear plan
- December 06, 2017

Flynn also informed the associate that his business partners could move forward with their project, which aimed to construct a network of nuclear reactors across the Mideast with support from Russian and other global interests, the whistleblower said. (more...)
Justin Trudeau bound for China to promote trade, tourism, investment Justin Trudeau bound for China to promote trade, tourism, investment
- December 06, 2017

The scramble came immediately after Canadian leaders sat down with Chinese President Xi Jinping for a private dinner in the country's capital Tuesday night. The lack of a concrete agreement on trade talks drew questions from some in Canada. The agriculture sector's enthusiasm for free trade with China contrasts with some other 600 businesses, academics and civil society groups who took part in government consultations. (more...)
EPS for Carnival Corporation (CCL) Expected At $0.51
- December 06, 2017

Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 28,919,554 shares of the company's stock valued at $1,896,255,000 after buying an additional 934,311 shares during the last quarter. After $2.29 actual EPS reported by Carnival plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -77.73% negative EPS growth. Hansberger Growth Limited Partnership holds 5.01% in Carnival plc (NYSE: CUK ) or 55,547 shares. (more...)
Momento per riconoscere Gerusalemme come capitale Israele Momento per riconoscere Gerusalemme come capitale Israele
- December 06, 2017

Non si può continuare con formule fallimentari. Una decisione unilaterale da parte di Trump "avrà gravi ripercussioni sulla sicurezza e la stabilità nel Medioriente, vanificando gli sforzi dell'amministrazione U.S. Lo hanno fatto credendo che sarebbe servito per la pace . "La situazione è difficile, e in una conversazione con Abu Mazen, ha espresso preoccupazione per la situazione e le possibili complicazioni della situazione", ha detto Peskov, in risposta ad una richiesta di commento. (more...)
Moore police release videos of confrontation with senator at hotel Moore police release videos of confrontation with senator at hotel
- December 06, 2017

Bodycam footage, released just days after Oklahoma State Senator Shortey pleaded guilty to child prostitution, shows officers knocking on the door of a room occupied by the Republican firebrand and his 17-year-old companion. "I can put you in handcuffs and throw you in the back of (the) auto". But he did make this promise to voters last month at the town hall when talking about State Question 780: "I will make you this promise, because I have no intention in repealing State Question ... (more...)
KT McFarland's Senate Confirmation 'Frozen' Amid Contact Questions KT McFarland's Senate Confirmation 'Frozen' Amid Contact Questions
- December 06, 2017

Presidential son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has resurfaced as a focus of the alleged Moscow meddling affair, after he was identified in reports as the "very senior" member of the transition team that Flynn admitted told him to make contact with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak. (more...)
Move on Jerusalem is sign of despair: Ayatollah Khamenei Move on Jerusalem is sign of despair: Ayatollah Khamenei
- December 06, 2017

Rouhani had earlier been speaking at an global conference in Tehran promoting Islamic unity and marking the anniversary of the birth of Islam's Prophet Mohammed. "American government officials have said themselves that we have to start a war in the region to protect the security of the Zionist regime (Israel)", Khamenei said. (more...)
Python hunter catches 17-foot snake, sets Florida record
- December 06, 2017

Snake hunter Jason Leon tells the Miami Herald he spotted the snake in submerged in the water and quickly grabbed it and shot it in the head. A massive python caught early Friday morning in Florida has broken a state record . "We're going to find a 20-footer tonight", he joked after bringing the snake to the district's field office in Homestead. Since late March, hunters have captured 738 invasive Burmese pythons in Florida, officials said. (more...)
Trump warns of government shutdown as GOP scrambles for funding deal
- December 06, 2017

Democrats have accused Trump of exaggerating the impact of immigration policy on crime and terrorism, and say the president is using the issue to try and keep Muslims out of the United States. Conservative Republicans are also bucking their party's leadership over some of the details. But few other Republicans in the House or Senate have shown any support for the caucus' three-week proposal. (more...)
Rutledge Fights to End Californias Restrictive Egg Regulations Rutledge Fights to End Californias Restrictive Egg Regulations
- December 06, 2017

The lawsuit also states that California's requirements violate the interstate commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution and that federal law supersedes them. Today's filing in the U.S. Supreme Court answers this by providing a careful economic analysis that establishes the impact of these burdensome regulations. (more...)
Raila Odinga swearing-in on course, Salim Lone says Raila Odinga swearing-in on course, Salim Lone says
- December 06, 2017

It will help prevent further polarization by giving Kenyans hope for electoral justice that was denied them, under a genuinely independent IEBC. It will also give an impetus for the people's assemblies to push for economic and justice issues in the country, the adviser said in a written statement. (more...)
Bank of Canada keeps overnight rate target unchanged at 1% Bank of Canada keeps overnight rate target unchanged at 1%
- December 06, 2017

The Bank of Canada is sticking with its trend-setting interest rate, but it's sending out fresh, yet cautious, warnings that increases are likely on the way. The bank said inflation, a key factor in its rate decisions, has been slightly higher than anticipated and could stay that way in the short term because of temporary factors like stronger gasoline prices. (more...)
Plot to Assassinate UK Prime Minister Theresa May Is Foiled, Sky Reports Plot to Assassinate UK Prime Minister Theresa May Is Foiled, Sky Reports
- December 06, 2017

Police and security services believe the plotters planned to launch an improvised explosive device at Downing Street - where the premier lives - and then kill May in the ensuing chaos, Sky said. Sky said the plot was foiled with the arrest last week of two men by armed police. Bomber Salman Abedi killed 22 people when he blew himself up outside an Ariana Grande concert. (more...)
Plainfield Officer On Leave After Plainfield Officer On Leave After "White Male Privilege" Comment
- December 06, 2017

The training session was related to how police can communicate better with the transgender people of the community, KGUN-TV, an ABC-affiliated television network, reported . It can be seen in the video that Weber's comment did not sit well with quite a few people in the room. IN was not one of the states. "Seriously? I'm asking a legitimate question here, and I'm getting taught white privilege?" The officer who was targeted by Capt. (more...)
Russian President Strongly Hints Will Run For Reelection, Stops Short Of Announcing Russian President Strongly Hints Will Run For Reelection, Stops Short Of Announcing
- December 06, 2017

Putin's approval rating tops 80 percent, and is virtually assured victory in next year's election, the AP story said. "My question to you is: If I take such a decision then will you and people like you support this decision", the Russian leader replied. (more...)
(NASDAQ:BIIB) Shares Sold by Dai Ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd (NASDAQ:BIIB) Shares Sold by Dai Ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd
- December 06, 2017

About 1.21 million shares traded. Fortress Investment Group LLC (FIG) has risen 64.73% since December 4, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 185.95% the S&P500. Since June 9, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $277,840 activity. Posner Brian S also sold $277,840 worth of Biogen Inc. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Biogen will post $20.48 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. (more...)
Democrat vows to force POTUS Trump impeachment vote this week Democrat vows to force POTUS Trump impeachment vote this week
- December 06, 2017

Green has discussed his intention to impeach Trump since last spring. Poorly. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has been aggressively attempting to quell actual votes on impeachment this year, believing that they will hurt Democrats at the ballot box in 2018. (more...)
Al Franken denies new accusation he tried to force a kiss Al Franken denies new accusation he tried to force a kiss
- December 06, 2017

Al Franken faces another sexual harassment accusation from a woman who says he tried to forcibly kiss her after a taping of his radio show in 2006, before he became a U.S. He is now under a Senate ethics review for his behavior, which he said he will "fully" cooperate with. The Democratic senator is among a growing list of politicians, entertainers and news media figures facing a wide range of allegations involving sexual misdeeds. (more...)
QUALCOMM (QCOM) Receives Media Sentiment Score of 0.29
- December 06, 2017

Insiders have sold a total of 29,427 shares of company stock valued at $1,827,995 in the last ninety days. QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM ) ended its day at $64.69 with the rising stream of 0.20% and its total traded volume was 9.6 million shares less than the average volume. (more...)
Tremors In Delhi As 5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Uttarakhand Tremors In Delhi As 5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Uttarakhand
- December 06, 2017

The epicenter of the natural disaster, which came at 8.52 pm, was Uttarakhand. According to the Centre for Seismology, an natural disaster of 5.5 magnitude was reported in Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand. (more...)
NATO FMs agree to step up cooperation with EU NATO FMs agree to step up cooperation with EU
- December 06, 2017

In other words, NATO's support to Georgia is concrete, and is making a real difference. "We are taking cooperation between NATO and the European Union to a new level", NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on December 5 at a joint press conference with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini. (more...)
Lena Dunham warned Hillary Clinton campaign about 'rapist' Weinstein, report claims Lena Dunham warned Hillary Clinton campaign about 'rapist' Weinstein, report claims
- December 06, 2017

Kurtzman declined to comment to the Times . And whenever journalists were close to reporting on his systematic abuse of women, we read about the extreme tactics he used to make his accusers stand down and kill those stories from becoming public. (more...)
Luxury Brands Win a Crucial Victory in Battle Against Amazon Distribution
- December 06, 2017

Without this protection, there is a risk that luxury brands would not have the incentive to make the investments necessary to develop high quality products and create the aura of prestige. By contrast, they are expressly prohibited from selling the goods online via third-party platforms which operate in a discernible manner towards consumers. (more...)
Opinion poll suggests neck-n-neck contest in Gujarat Opinion poll suggests neck-n-neck contest in Gujarat
- December 06, 2017

The Gujarat Assembly elections 2017 are headed for a photo finish, an opinion poll has found. The Congress party is certain about one thing, only matters concerning governance in Gujarat and failure of BJP regime in last 22 years should be debated", a party source said.In order to sustain pressure on Congress to clarify its stand, later in the Tuesday evening, BJP chief Mr Shah also tweeted in Hindi stating: "I demand that Congress party should clarify its stand on the double standard it is ... (more...)
#EndSARS: Senate orders probe into human rights abuse allegations against SARS
- December 06, 2017

The police boss also ordered an investigation into the alleged criminal activities of SARS, with the aim of prosecuting those found wanting in cases of human right abuses. "Senate ought to prevent and investigate corruption or misconduct by law enforcement officers and provide accountability for the exercise of their powers". (more...)
Atlanta mayor's race too close to call, recount likely Atlanta mayor's race too close to call, recount likely
- December 06, 2017

With the support of two of the nation's most influential Democrats, Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, as well as the current mayor of Atlanta calling her "his successor" Bottoms automatically seemed like a shoe-in for the job. "And what we said from day one is that this is about what we hope this city can be for our children's children", she added. A big question is whether an ongoing federal probe of corruption in city contracting under Reed's watch will encourage voters to take a ... (more...)
Trump's Lawyer Denies Reports Mueller Subpoenaed Deutsche Bank Financial Records Trump's Lawyer Denies Reports Mueller Subpoenaed Deutsche Bank Financial Records
- December 06, 2017

Kushner's company received a $285 million loan from the bank one month before Election Day . The Deutsche debts include a loan exceeding $50 million for the Old Post Office, a historic property he redeveloped in downtown Washington, mortgages worth more than $55 million on a golf course in Florida, and a $25 million-plus loan on a Trump hotel and condominium in Chicago, the disclosure shows. (more...)
Pope Francis names new bishop for Catholic Diocese of Richmond Pope Francis names new bishop for Catholic Diocese of Richmond
- December 06, 2017

He died on August 17, 2017. The Diocese of Richmond will celebrate Reverend Knestout with a Mass of Installation on January 12. In a statement, Monsignor Mark Lane, diocesan administrator, welcomed the news . Naturally, there is going to be the temptation of many Catholics in the Diocese of Richmond - is Knestout a liberal or a conservative? . "I know there's a legacy", he said. (more...)
Mostly sunny, high near 38 — TODAY'S FORECAST Mostly sunny, high near 38 — TODAY'S FORECAST
- December 06, 2017

Southwest wind 13 to 16 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 28 miles per hour. Parts of the area could see some snow late Saturday night into Sunday morning, although little to no accumulation is expected, according to AccuWeather. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Heavy lake effect snow is possible and travel will be very hard at times, including the morning and evening commute on Wednesday , according to the Weather Service. (more...)

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