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Coldest temps, wind chills of season coming Wednesday morning Coldest temps, wind chills of season coming Wednesday morning
- December 13, 2017

Temperatures in mid 20s. An arctic chill will make for a brutally cold Wednesday , with gusty winds making it feel like the temperatures are in the teens for much of the day. There's a better chance for a few inches of accumulating snow out of this second system. Less than an inch or two of snow is likely. Tonight: Spotty snow showers. (more...)
Parliament Attack 16th Anniversary: Political Leaders Pay Tribute to Martyrs Parliament Attack 16th Anniversary: Political Leaders Pay Tribute to Martyrs
- December 13, 2017

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her predecessor Arun Jaitley also paid their respects. 11 years after the attack, as top politicians, including PM Narendra Modi and former PM Manmohan Singh, pay tributes to those who lost their lives in this attack, here is a look back on what transpired after that fateful day: Dec 15, 2001: Delhi Police picked up Afzal Guru from Jammu and Kashmir and SAR Geelani from Delhi University for questioning in the matter. (more...)
CNN's Anderson Cooper Blasts Trump CNN's Anderson Cooper Blasts Trump
- December 13, 2017

Cooper's Twitter account has more than 9.8 million followers, and the reply immediately went viral. After Democrat Doug Jones was announced the winning in Alabama's election on Tuesday, Trump tweeted about why he didn't originally endorse Moore, and why it was the right decision. (more...)
Three children die in suspected arson attack on house in Salford Three children die in suspected arson attack on house in Salford
- December 13, 2017

Mr Bolland, of Blackleach Drive, and Ms Brierley, of Worsley Avenue, have been remanded in custody until their appearance at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court. The mother is still heavily sedated and is unaware three of her children are dead. The IPCC investigation is under way and is expected to focus on the contact between Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and the family after officers were called to the address in the hours before the fire. (more...)
Gov. Dayton appoints Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to replace Franken in Senate Gov. Dayton appoints Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to replace Franken in Senate
- December 13, 2017

Governor Mark Dayton will announce the appointment on Wednesday morning, and Smith, 59, will run in a special election for the seat next year, the newspaper said. Dayton has long treated her as an equal in the office, and it was that deference that fueled speculation she was being groomed to succeed him. A native of New Mexico, she graduated from Stanford and earned an MBA from Dartmouth. (more...)
After Alabama, Republicans pin blame on Steve Bannon After Alabama, Republicans pin blame on Steve Bannon
- December 13, 2017

Steve Bannon at a Roy Moore rally Monday night in Midland City, Ala. The Journal notes that Bannon plans to run Moore-like primary challengers against multiple establishment Republicans in 2018 - and it warns conservative voters and donors that backing these challenges will inevitably result in more devastating defeats for the GOP. (more...)
Judge subjects Hastert to restrictions Judge subjects Hastert to restrictions
- December 13, 2017

Hastert has acknowledged committing the sexual offenses, these conditions are reasonable for the protection of the public". Most of that report is sealed, and Hastert's attorney did not respond to requests for comment. The judge also said Hastert shall not possess a computer, camera or any device with access to any "online computer service" at any location without the approval of his probation officer. (more...)
World Bank to cease financing O&G projects World Bank to cease financing O&G projects
- December 13, 2017

For decades, the World Bank has been a major financier of oil and gas extraction and pipeline projects, and thus a backer of the human rights abuses, corruption, environmental harm and climate chaos tied to those projects. French President Emmanuel Macron has told dozens of world leaders and company bosses gathered at a climate summit in Paris that "we are losing the battle" against climate change . (more...)
Ferguson, Astle return to ODI squad against Windies Ferguson, Astle return to ODI squad against Windies
- December 13, 2017

He had taken six wickets at an average of 27.83 during New Zealand A's tour of India, and had consequently been chosen for the senior team's tour of the same country. Resuming the penultimate day on 30 for two in pursuit of a world record 444 for victory, the Windies lost their last eight wickets for 173 runs, to be dismissed for 203 at the scheduled tea break. (more...)
Omarosa to leave White House post Omarosa to leave White House post
- December 13, 2017

This is a breaking news story and will be updated when more information becomes available . The former reality TV star, whose duties in the Trump administration were never especially clear, has handed in her resignation. White House aides announced earlier this month that Dina Powell, Trump's deputy national security adviser, plans to leave after the President's first year in office. (more...)
Open enrollment period for health insurance will end Friday Open enrollment period for health insurance will end Friday
- December 13, 2017

In the meantime, "Kansans should not miss this year's opportunity to enroll and take advantage of the free enrollment assistance provided by Navigators and other certified assisters", Weisgrau said. - "Come back to HealthCare.gov to select a plan before the final deadline or risk missing out on 2018 Marketplace coverage". During the Obama years, officials allowed a grace period for consumers who started an application, but were unable to finish by the deadline. (more...)
Light wind Tuesday in central Oklahoma, wildfire threat returns Wednesday Light wind Tuesday in central Oklahoma, wildfire threat returns Wednesday
- December 13, 2017

WEDNESDAY: Highs will only reach the low to mid 30s Wednesday afternoon along with a diminishing wind. Winds on Wednesday could gust as high as 30 miles per hour, forecasters said. Temps then get colder for Thursday and Friday ... warm up for your weekend ... and rain arrives Sunday . Tuesday: Sunny - high near 51. Good - Air quality in considered "satisfactory" and air pollution poses little to no threat. (more...)
Saudi Arabia lifts ban on cinema after 35 years
- December 13, 2017

Cinemas were banned in the early 1980's under pressure from Islamists as Saudi society turned towards a particularly conservative form of the religion that discouraged public entertainment and public mixing between men and women. As you know, Saudi screened movies in the past, but now we will be better developed and well-organized."It will be a great cultural and entertainment experience for the whole family". (more...)
State Trooper Shot in the Head in Southern Indiana State Trooper Shot in the Head in Southern Indiana
- December 13, 2017

Police say Kays became combative, pulled a handgun and fired at the trooper, who was shot in the head. Evans then returned to his auto and gave chase for a short distance until Kays was able to escape. An Indiana State Trooper escorted by police to Univ. Hospital. Additional information about the incident or the suspect were not immediately available. (more...)
Absence of statues from Katas Raj temple worries SC Absence of statues from Katas Raj temple worries SC
- December 13, 2017

Pakistan's Supreme Court made these observations during a hearing they initiated of their own accord on the reasons for a pond drying up at the famous Katas Raj Temples in a place called Chakwal. The apex court had also expressed dismay over the absence of representations of Hindu deities in the historic Sri Ram and Hanuman temples in the complex and sought an explanation from the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) in this regard a day earlier. (more...)
Chanting mantras, ringing bells no longer allowed in Amarnath cave: NGT Chanting mantras, ringing bells no longer allowed in Amarnath cave: NGT
- December 13, 2017

The green court disallowed the ringing of bells and chanting of ' mantras' and ' jayakaras' in the shrine area and said pilgrims would not be allowed to carry personal belongings including their mobile phones beyond the last checkpoint. (more...)
Amruta Fadnavis Trolled For Attending Christmas-themed Charity Event Amruta Fadnavis Trolled For Attending Christmas-themed Charity Event
- December 13, 2017

The troll brigade has become active on Twitter again and this time the target is Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. "I can't stop a serene action bcoz of some wrong deeds!", reported Indian Express . In her defence, Amruta said that she is a "proud Hindu" and thought of nothing but an event of a good cause and smile on the faces of the children. (more...)
Chennai cop shot dead in Rajasthan while chasing gold robbery suspects Chennai cop shot dead in Rajasthan while chasing gold robbery suspects
- December 13, 2017

On Wednesday morning, the team went to a godown in Rampura Kalan village within Jaithran police station limits in Bali district, where the suspects were hiding. The police personnel from Chennai had two pistols for their personal safety. "We were aware that Chennai police was here but not about the raid conducted by them", the SP said. (more...)
Not undergone any makeover, BJP distorted my image: Rahul Gandhi Not undergone any makeover, BJP distorted my image: Rahul Gandhi
- December 13, 2017

With just one day left for electioneering for the second phase of the Gujarat elections , Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought to play mind games with the Opposition, claiming that the Congress had admitted defeat in the first phase of the polls as it had been levelling allegations of EVM tampering. (more...)
Alpesh Thakor knows secret behind PM Modi's fair complexion Alpesh Thakor knows secret behind PM Modi's fair complexion
- December 13, 2017

Thakore's statement is all the more surprising as it comes in the wake of senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar calling PM Modi " neech " (low born) which was a major embarrassment for the party forcing Aiyar to apologise after Rahul Gandhi's intervention. (more...)
Zuma ordered to pay for state capture litigation from his own pocket Zuma ordered to pay for state capture litigation from his own pocket
- December 13, 2017

Some of the respondents - the EFF, UDM and Cope - also reportedly want the court to issue an order declaring that Zuma's failure to comply with Madonsela's remedial action is inconsistent with the Constitution. Gauteng judge president Dunstan Mlambo, along with deputy judge president P Mojapelo and judge DS Fourie said President Zuma's overall conduct in the protracted litigation surrounding the release of the report left them with no option but to find that he must be held personally liable ... (more...)
Pakistan to submit response to ICJ in Indian spy Kulbhushan case today Pakistan to submit response to ICJ in Indian spy Kulbhushan case today
- December 13, 2017

Sources in the Pakistan Foreign Office have told India Today that the memoir "effectively replies to all questions and arguments raised by India". Highly placed sources say that Pakistan will "reject" all "claims" made by India in front of the global court regarding "consular access" to Jadhav. (more...)
Earnings Clues on Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL), Depomed, Inc. (DEPO) Analyst's Predictions Earnings Clues on Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL), Depomed, Inc. (DEPO) Analyst's Predictions
- December 13, 2017

The company has market cap of $2.28 billion. The company holds 90.70 million outstanding shares and 90.00 million shares are floating in market. Huntington National Bank increased M & T Bank Corp (MTB) stake by 15.26% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. (more...)
Trump renews vows to end family-based immigration post NYC attack Trump renews vows to end family-based immigration post NYC attack
- December 13, 2017

The choice of NY is always for a reason, because we are beacons of the world. "The first attacker came through the visa lottery and the second through chain migration", Trump told reporters after he signed the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) 2018. (more...)
Riot risk to EU Withdrawal Invoice Riot risk to EU Withdrawal Invoice
- December 13, 2017

He promised there would be "a number of votes" on the final deal struck between the United Kingdom and EU. But Mr Grieve said the bill as now worded would allow ministers to implement the agreement themselves without consulting MPs. And the possibility of a House of Commons showdown on Wednesday has already sparked a fresh bout of Tory infighting over Brexit. This motion by Grieve and the other rebels has angered Brexiteers, who have accused them of trying to derail the important bill. (more...)
Men facing felony charges in connection with shark-dragging video Men facing felony charges in connection with shark-dragging video
- December 13, 2017

In a now-deleted Instagram comment on a post promoting the premiere of "Siesta Key", cast member Alex Kompothecras acknowledged his relationship with an individual in the shark-dragging video but distanced himself from the incident. It shows the shark being brutally dragged behind a speedboat as men are heard laughing at the helpless creature. The 10-second video, which outraged Floridians, local politicians and animal activists alike, showed a shark tethered behind a speeding ... (more...)
Centre indefinitely extends deadline for Aadhaar-bank account linkage Centre indefinitely extends deadline for Aadhaar-bank account linkage
- December 13, 2017

This is clear from the amendment in the Prevention of Money Laundering Rules made via a notification yesterday. These reporting entities can be any one like stockbroker, chit fund company, cooperative bank, housing finance institution and non-banking finance companies. (more...)
Sunny skies with highs in the 60s today in Boulder Sunny skies with highs in the 60s today in Boulder
- December 13, 2017

Winds will die down during the afternoon and we'll remain under sunny skies with highs around 54, a good 10-15 degrees cooler than yesterday. Winds will be gusty at times up to 24 miles per hour. By Sunday, highs will drop back to the low 60s with clearing skies through the day and winds will turn to the northwest at 5-10 miles per hour. Thursday night will cool to the low/ mid-30s with clear skies. (more...)
Austria: At least 1 dead, 21 injured in gas hub blast Austria: At least 1 dead, 21 injured in gas hub blast
- December 13, 2017

The explosion site, Baumgarten, is a key distribution and reception hub for gas exports and imports, including from Russia, Europe's biggest gas supplier. Operator Gas Connect Austria said Tuesday evening that it would start restoring gas flows. GCA added "Austria's natural gas supply can be covered for the foreseeable future". (more...)
Brexit: Theresa May facing 'real possibility' of Withdrawal Bill defeat Brexit: Theresa May facing 'real possibility' of Withdrawal Bill defeat
- December 13, 2017

The bill is now making its way through Parliament, where MPs from across the House of Commons have been trying to amend it. He promised there would be "a number of votes" on the final deal struck between the United Kingdom and EU. Rebel Conservative MPs are confident of attracting enough cross-party support to pass an amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill giving Parliament a meaningful vote on a final Brexit deal. (more...)

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