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Rep. Mo Brooks Announces He Has Cancer Rep. Mo Brooks Announces He Has Cancer
- December 13, 2017

Brooks, 63, is in his fourth term representing north Alabama. Earlier this year, Brooks lost the Republican primary for the Senate seat once held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, coming in third to Sen. "Mr.speaker this is a very hard speech for me to give". "I'm very sorry to hear that my colleague and my friend, Mo Brooks , has been diagnosed with prostate cancer", said a fellow representative, Robert Aderholt, R-Ala. (more...)
Madhu Koda, others found guilty in Jharkhand coal scam Madhu Koda, others found guilty in Jharkhand coal scam
- December 13, 2017

The Special Court however, acquitted four other accused including VISUL's Director of all charges. Dr Singh was then heading the Coal Ministry too. Hearing for deciding the quantum of punishment will take place tomorrow. The auditor said for over a decade, mining rights were allotted to private firms at low prices. Those convicted in the four cases so far are Koda, Gupta, Basu, Joshi, Kropha, Samaria, Ahluwalia, Pradeep Rathi, Udit Rathi, Kushal Aggarwal, R S Rungta, R C Rungta and four ... (more...)
Egypt, Turkey, China Named Top 3 Journalist Jailers Egypt, Turkey, China Named Top 3 Journalist Jailers
- December 13, 2017

In its annual survey of journalists in jail published on December 13, the New York-based media watchdog found 262 journalists behind bars around the world in relation to their work, a new record after a historical high of 259 past year. The CPJ census shows that Ukraine, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan each imprisoned one journalist. Not surprisingly, since most of the "crimes" were against the state, politics was the most risky beat, representing 87% of those jailed. (more...)
North Korea: Urgent need to open channels, United Nations says after visit North Korea: Urgent need to open channels, United Nations says after visit
- December 13, 2017

He made the rare visit at the invitation of Pyongyang amid heightened tensions sparked by the North's November 29 test of a new intercontinental ballistic missile that it claims is capable of striking anywhere on the United States mainland. (more...)
Four-month-old baby stabbed in Toronto's west end Four-month-old baby stabbed in Toronto's west end
- December 13, 2017

No names or identifiers regarding the suspect or the victims have been provided. "Indications were the baby was assaulted in another way as well", Const. Knowles confirmed that the injured infant is a girl but would not elaborate on the severity of her injuries. A baby is fighting for its life after being stabbed in the foyer of a building in Canada. (more...)
Iraq says its war against IS has ended Iraq says its war against IS has ended
- December 13, 2017

Abadi had declared Sunday a public holiday. In an announcement on Saturday, Lt General Abdul Ameer Rasheed Yarallah said that armed operations against the fighters have ended after Iraqi forces regained control of the country's border with Syria . (more...)
Russian Olympic Committee approves athletes competing under neutral flag Russian Olympic Committee approves athletes competing under neutral flag
- December 13, 2017

Lee Hee-boem, the top organizer for next year's Winter Games, was cited later on Tuesday by the South Korean Yonhap News Agency as saying that the decision was "fortunate". The six players have been "disqualified from the events in which they participated", the International Olympic Committee said while banning them from any future Olympics. (more...)
Facebook Says Russia Spent Less Than $1 Trying To Interfere In Brexit Facebook Says Russia Spent Less Than $1 Trying To Interfere In Brexit
- December 13, 2017

Other US-based companies have also been asked to find out what Russian-linked interference around the time of the European Union referendum by the twin investigations, with Twitter handing over evidence to the Electoral Commission last Friday. (more...)
NY blast 'an attempted terrorist attack': Mayor NY blast 'an attempted terrorist attack': Mayor
- December 13, 2017

An explosion in a passage at the Port Authority Bus Station near Times Square on December 11 in NY has injured an apparent suicide bomber, according to multiple media sources. Ullah suffered burns to the hands and abdomen when the device went off prematurely. "Thank God our first responders were there so quickly, to address the situation". (more...)
OIC summit declares East Jerusalem as Palestine's capital OIC summit declares East Jerusalem as Palestine's capital
- December 13, 2017

The OIC, of which Turkey is the current president, is meeting at a time the Muslim world is seething over Trump's decision on Jerusalem, a city considered holy by Israelis and Palestinians. Israel had captured East Jerusalem after the Six-Day War in 1967, and later declared the city as its capital in 1980. The heads of state and government present at the summit rejected as "null and void" and condemned "in the strongest terms" the unilateral decision by U.S. (more...)
Joe Biden comforts John McCain's daughter in emotional moment on 'The View' Joe Biden comforts John McCain's daughter in emotional moment on 'The View'
- December 13, 2017

Biden quickly switched seats to sit beside McCain and hold her hand, comforting her as they talked about his son, Beau Biden , who died a few years ago to the same type of cancer John McCain is now battling. "There's a lot of hope, Meghan..." "Your dad is one of my best friends". "Biden, who has devoted time since leaving office to finding a cure for cancer, also brought up several medical breakthroughs and ongoing projects that he said should give "hope" to anyone who faces this ... (more...)
Highlands County school bus hit by semi; several injured Highlands County school bus hit by semi; several injured
- December 13, 2017

FHP troopers say two students had serious injuries. The school bus was carrying 29 students when it was struck in the rear by a tractor-trailer just before 8 am. Hospital leaders have been notified more patients will be arriving. According to 10News WTSP, the bus driver and six students were transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. (more...)
Future of Syria and talks in Geneva Future of Syria and talks in Geneva
- December 13, 2017

Opposition spokesman Yahya Aridi said on Tuesday that the Damascus delegation told United Nations envoy Staffan de Mistura they won't negotiate directly. On the ground in Syria, at least three people were killed from government forces' shelling of the banks of the eastern Euphrates in al-Shaafah town area, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday. (more...)
Major California wildfire expands as 10000 people remain evacuated Major California wildfire expands as 10000 people remain evacuated
- December 13, 2017

From here on in California, Brown said, fires are going to be more "intense" and penetrate lives and property. The current weather pattern is where much of the blame lies for the fires. At the University of California, Santa Barbara, final exams set for this week have been postponed, Chancellor Henry Yang said in a letter to the campus community. (more...)
GOP questions political leanings of Mueller team GOP questions political leanings of Mueller team
- December 13, 2017

If there were good cause I would act. Rosenstein said of Muller's appointment: "It would be very hard to find somebody more qualified for this job". Cohen dryly noted "obviously, we knew that would be an exception", and he continued that Republicans only started complaining about Mueller once he started investigating Trump. (more...)
Denbury Resources Inc 2017 Q2 Institutional Investor Sentiment Worse Than Expected
- December 13, 2017

The Company's sales have grown at an average annualized rate of about -15.80% during the past five years. A total of 7.31 Million shares exchanged at hands and its Average Volume (3 months) is 7.62 Million. The stock has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $1.94. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, November 3 by RBC Capital Markets. (more...)
Pistorius injured in prison brawl over phone Pistorius injured in prison brawl over phone
- December 13, 2017

He was convicted for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013, after shooting her multiple times through the bathroom door of his home. 'I am unbelievably surprised, disillusioned and very disappointed. 'He failed to take the court fully into his confidence despite having an opportunity to do so during the second sentencing proceedings. (more...)
Lumentum Holdings Inc. (LITE)
- December 13, 2017

Price Target plays a critical role when it comes to the analysis of a Stock. DA Davidson boosted their price objective on Lumentum from $82.00 to $90.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Suntrust Banks Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Lumentum by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of MI now owns 13,150 shares of the technology company's stock worth $750,000 after purchasing an additional 650 shares during the last ... (more...)
Doner kebabs to stay after EU Parliament votes against additive ban Doner kebabs to stay after EU Parliament votes against additive ban
- December 13, 2017

It added there was no health risk. The decision had been keenly expected by the doner kebab industry, which says it needs phosphates to keep the frozen meat juicy, tender and tasty. 'Such a ban would be the biggest pile of garbage imaginable'. "This is a sad day for consumer rights, which have been trampled on", said Greens EU legislator Bart Staes. (more...)
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...)

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