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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...)
College Basketball Predictions: Texas A&M vs. Arizona 12/5/17 College Basketball Predictions: Texas A&M vs. Arizona 12/5/17
- December 06, 2017

The Texas A&M Aggies are allowing 22.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. For the Wildcats to be an elite team, they would either need their defense of years past to return or get more offensively from those players to become a high-powered offensive team. (more...)
Spanish judge withdraws warrants for 5 Catalans in Belgium
- December 06, 2017

The warrant was issued after the five left Spain for Brussels over a month ago following Catalonia's independence referendum on October 1. In a surprise move, Supreme Court magistrate Pablo Llarena said on Tuesday that individual warrants don't apply anymore because the alleged crimes were a group action, according to new evidence. (more...)
Mueller's Russian Federation probe cost $3.2M in first four months Mueller's Russian Federation probe cost $3.2M in first four months
- December 06, 2017

The report said that past special counsels did not report such expenditures, and the expenses would have been incurred "irrespective of the existence" of the special counsel's office. Mueller's investigation has already charged four individuals with criminal wrongdoing. Last week, Flynn pleaded guilty to a felony charge of lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and agreed to cooperate with Mueller's investigators. (more...)
USA defence secretary Mattis seeks more cooperation with Pakistan on terror fight USA defence secretary Mattis seeks more cooperation with Pakistan on terror fight
- December 06, 2017

Talking about Pakistan's present state of relations with the U.S., he said "the USA needs to see our position through the prism of bilateral relations and not through the prism of Afghanistan". and Afghan leadership, according to reports. They then would return to their safe havens in Pakistan, where they have had a long-standing relationship with the ISI, Islamabad's intelligence agency. (more...)
Are Kohli and Anushka tying the knot on December 11? Are Kohli and Anushka tying the knot on December 11?
- December 06, 2017

The designer was spotted exiting Anushka's house last week, leading to speculation that he might design her wedding trousseau. The marriage rumours have been further fuelled by Virat Kohli taking a break from worldwide cricket, and has been offered a rest for the limited-over series against Sri Lanka starting December 10. (more...)
Quinnipiac: Only 29% of Americans approve of GOP tax plan Quinnipiac: Only 29% of Americans approve of GOP tax plan
- December 06, 2017

A Gallup poll completed on Friday and Saturday as the Senate rushed to pass its version of the bill found that 29% of American adults approved of the proposed plan. In fact, FiveThirtyEight found that the current legislation to be one of the least popular tax-related bills since 1981 - even less popular than two bills that hiked taxes in the 1990s. (more...)
WH budget meeting planned with Trump, congressional leaders WH budget meeting planned with Trump, congressional leaders
- December 06, 2017

The bill is created to keep agencies open until later in December while bargainers address disputes over spending levels and other issues like immigration that have become part of Congress' year-end work. Because a two-year budget deal is expiring, the defense spending cap is due to drop in 2018to $549 billion from this year's $551 billion, while non-defense spending is to fallt o $516 billion from $519 billion. (more...)
China blasts Australia over Turnbull Government's foreign interference laws
- December 06, 2017

The announcement comes as a US investigation into alleged election meddling by Russian Federation continues, and follows Obama administration concerns about Chinese money and influence in Australian politics. The Chinese statement said Australian media reports "reflected a typical anti-China hysteria and paranoid" and "tarnished Australia's reputation as a multicultural society". (more...)

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