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New Jersey Elects First Sikh Attorney General New Jersey Elects First Sikh Attorney General
- December 14, 2017

But January is still a few weeks away and, as Murphy said again Tuesday, this is New Jersey, we come into this with our eyes open. "Gurbir has excelled at every stage and he is ready to help us lead". Before becoming a federal prosecutor in New Jersey, Grewal also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of NY from 2004 to 2007. (more...)
Trump makes last major pitch for tax overhaul Trump makes last major pitch for tax overhaul
- December 14, 2017

They have two children and a third on the way, Trump noted as he introduced them. The $1.5 trillion tax cut, spread over 10 years, will likely satisfy that yearning. Both the House bill and the Senate bill would have lowered the corporate rate from 35 percent to 20 percent. The Senate bill does lower the rates for most filers. (more...)
Senate president plans to keep that job and become Minnesota lieutenant governor Senate president plans to keep that job and become Minnesota lieutenant governor
- December 14, 2017

Al Franken's seat in Washington, D.C. Fischbach now serves as Senate president, which puts her first in line to become the lieutenant to DFL Gov. Mark Dayton - a role she said she's "honored" to take on. DFL Sen. Dan Schoen is resigning from the chamber effective December 15 because of a sexual harassment scandal, and a special election is scheduled for February 12 to elect his replacement. (more...)
Pence delays Israel visit Pence delays Israel visit
- December 14, 2017

Pence was expected to address the Knesset on Monday and participate in a Hanukkah menorah lighting ceremony at the Western Wall before continuing on to Cairo to meet with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi. "West Jerusalem will be recognized as Israel's capital by the whole world as soon as the government of Israel recognizes East Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state", the statement also read. (more...)
Ex-Farenthold Staffer: Rep. Was Verbally Abusive, Sexually Demeaning To Staff Ex-Farenthold Staffer: Rep. Was Verbally Abusive, Sexually Demeaning To Staff
- December 14, 2017

Last week, Rekola approached the House Ethics Committee with "examples of sexually inappropriate comments" and "emotionally damaging" actions by the Texas Republican. Farenthold's "f*cktards" comments to staff. "We accommodated him by giving him time to go to the doctor, letting him work from home, and roughly a year after he left our office, he came in and spoke with a number of my aides, delighted that the doctors had finally found out what was causing his stomach distress", the ... (more...)
Britain First's Jayda Fransen And Paul Golding Arrested In Belfast Britain First's Jayda Fransen And Paul Golding Arrested In Belfast
- December 14, 2017

Deputy leader Jayda Fransen claimed he had travelled to the city to support her at a court appearance for allegedly using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour at the same event. "We are descending into civil war, Fransen said. If there is an offence she will be arrested like everyone else". He added: "The idea that she be prevented from speaking in my respectful submission is completely disproportionate". (more...)
Melinda McGillivray Describes How Trump Harassed Her In Her First TV Interview Melinda McGillivray Describes How Trump Harassed Her In Her First TV Interview
- December 14, 2017

It was unclear if Trump was referring only to the women who went on television Monday or all of the women who have accused him - a list that includes a former contestant on his "Apprentice" TV show and a former business partner. "So, I quickly turn to look at what this is". "He's standing a foot and a half away from me, so he had to reach out and touch me". "He knew what he did", the Florida native said. (more...)
Trump to make final tax pitch - KXLF.com | Continuous News | Butte, Montana Trump to make final tax pitch - KXLF.com | Continuous News | Butte, Montana
- December 14, 2017

Tax bills have already been passed by each house of Congress. Trump says Wednesday that a deal is "very, very close". The plan would slash taxes for businesses, give many Americans modest cuts and deliver the first major legislative accomplishment to Trump. (more...)
Don't sleepwalk into war over N. Korea: UN chief Guterres Don't sleepwalk into war over N. Korea: UN chief Guterres
- December 14, 2017

China's relationship with South Korea has been testy since Seoul allowed the deployment of a USA anti-missile system on domestic soil, but that may soon change as the world's second-largest economy needs a few favors from its neighbor too. South Korea's President Moon Jae In is visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing to smooth over rocky relations stemming from the North Korea crisis . (more...)
Undercover Israeli security forces arrest Palestinian rioters Undercover Israeli security forces arrest Palestinian rioters
- December 14, 2017

In the northern part of Bethlehem City, in front of Israel's separation wall, clashes erupted between Palestinian youth who threw rocks and Israeli forces who fired tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at protesters. Medics on the scene said three Palestinians had been injured during the protests. It is worth mentioning that Israeli officers have also detained 367 Palestinian workers, allegedly for "entering Israel without permits". (more...)
American Tower (AMT) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Morgan Stanley
- December 14, 2017

A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in AMT . The company has market cap of $222.52 million. They expect $1.63 EPS, up 10.88% or $0.16 from last year's $1.47 per share. RBC Capital Markets maintained American Tower Corporation (NYSE:REIT) on Thursday, June 8 with "Buy" rating. The stock of American Tower Corporation (NYSE:REIT) earned "Overweight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, August 24. (more...)
Authorities Probe Why NJ Girl, 8, in Time Out Killed Herself
- December 14, 2017

WNBC reported that Essex County prosecutors are determining what caused Imani McCray , 8, to kill herself in her Valisburg home on Sunday afternoon. However, she was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. After video of Ashawnty Davis' encounter with her alleged bully circulated among peers, she hung herself in her home . (more...)
Israel strikes Hamas sites after Gaza rockets Israel strikes Hamas sites after Gaza rockets
- December 14, 2017

The Israeli military said it will close border crossings into Gaza beginning Thursday until further notice "due to the security events and in accordance with security assessments". Armed groups in Gaza fired over the past few days rockets into Israel without causing any damage or injuries. But more hard issues remain, and a number of previous attempts at reconciliation have failed.All institutions and public schools shut down in the Gaza Strip yesterday as Hamas-affiliated employees ... (more...)
Man gets death penalty in Dalit student rape case Man gets death penalty in Dalit student rape case
- December 14, 2017

Jisha murder case convict Ameerul Islam has been awarded the maximum punishment of death sentence. The court on Wednesday heard both the prosecution and the defence over the quantum of punishment. Ameerul escaped and was on the run for a few months, when he was finally caught by police in June 2016. "The court found him guilty for that". To mention the aggravating circumstances in the case, the prosecution also cited the Ramnaresh Vs State of Chhattisgarh case. (more...)
Aadhaar linking mandatory: SC reserves order for tomorrow Aadhaar linking mandatory: SC reserves order for tomorrow
- December 14, 2017

Attorney General K K Venugopal , representing the Centre, said the government was willing to extend the deadline up to March 31 next year for mandatory linking of the national biometric identifier to avail the benefit of various services and welfare measures. (more...)
After days of Gujarat campaign, Rahul Gandhi heads to Kerala After days of Gujarat campaign, Rahul Gandhi heads to Kerala
- December 14, 2017

He also said the Congress party was committed to setting up a Ministry for fishermen at the Centre and offered all help to fishermen to overcome the present crisis. Ahead of Rahul Gandhi's visit, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor tweeted that he was at the Thiruvananthapuram airport to receive the leader, who is set to officially take over as Congress president on Saturday. (more...)
Chinese authorities collecting DNA from all residents of Xinjiang Chinese authorities collecting DNA from all residents of Xinjiang
- December 14, 2017

For people determined to be "focus personnel" - a euphemism for those the government views as unsafe - their data will be collected regardless of age. Richardson said it is not. However, officials in the region claimed the scheme was meant to improve policies aimed at poverty alleviation. This, according to the human rights activists is a clear violation of basic human rights. (more...)
Omarosa pushes back on report she was escorted off White House grounds Omarosa pushes back on report she was escorted off White House grounds
- December 14, 2017

Stephen Colbert is "livid" about the White House reportedly firing Omarosa Manigault Newman , but not for the reason you think. White House sources have told ABC News she was sacked and escorted off the White House grounds. She rose to fame with her popular role as a contestant on the Trump reality series "The Apprentice ". She was among President Trump's most prominent African-American supporters and was a favoured adviser after appearing in several seasons of Trump's reality TV show. (more...)
Colder weather expected through the work week, snow overnight Colder weather expected through the work week, snow overnight
- December 14, 2017

Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are among cities that will see impacts from Chloe through early Thursday . A trained spotter in Bushkill Township recorded 2 inches of snow as of 4 a.m. The Harrisburg area should see about an inch of accumulation. WHERE.Portions of southwest Pennsylvania, east central OH and northern and northern panhandle of West Virginia. (more...)
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers set to play Sunday Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers set to play Sunday
- December 14, 2017

Aaron Rodgers hasn't seen a football field in two months, and only recently has he begun to throw the football. The last hit Rodgers took - one he didn't particularly care for, from Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr on October 15 - sent him to injured reserve and forced the Packers to turn to the inexperienced Hundley, who was part of three wins in his seven starts, the last two in a row in overtime against Tampa Bay and Cleveland. (more...)
Bulls Gauging Trade Value Of Nikola Mirotic, Robin Lopez Bulls Gauging Trade Value Of Nikola Mirotic, Robin Lopez
- December 14, 2017

Mirotic initially wanted the Bulls to trade either him or Bobby Portis following their fight in practice before the start of the season. The Jazz is 13-15. His five points in the final 1:39 gave the Bulls a three-point lead and they were able to hold off Utah the rest of the way, including a last-second heave by Donovan Mitchell, to improve to 7-20 on the season. (more...)
Australia Jobless Rate Holds Steady At 5.4% In November Australia Jobless Rate Holds Steady At 5.4% In November
- December 14, 2017

To put things in perspective, a comparable increase in USA payrolls would be 736,000. "But there is still a lot more work to be done, what it does indicate though that we're heading in the right direction is over the last 12 months, South Australia's recorded a bigger drop in its unemployment rate than anywhere else." The quarterly trend underemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage points to 8.4 per cent over the quarter to November 2017. (more...)
Delay of Air India flight leads suspension of 3 staff members Delay of Air India flight leads suspension of 3 staff members
- December 14, 2017

A warning letter has also been issued to the pilot of the airlines for reaching late on duty. Raju, surrounded by angry protestors, immediately called new Air India chief Pradeep Kharola and asked for an explanation as to why the flight was delayed. (more...)
Somalia intelligence officials report suspected USA airstrike Somalia intelligence officials report suspected USA airstrike
- December 14, 2017

At least 2,078 civilians were killed and 2,507 injured in Somalia's armed conflict, mainly involving the Al-Shabaab terror group, from January 2016 to October 14, 2017, said a joint United Nations report released on Sunday. This includes partnering with the African Union Mission and Somali National Security Forces to target "terrorists, their training camps, and their safe havens throughout Somalia and the region". (more...)
Americans get lower taxes in February if vote succeeds Americans get lower taxes in February if vote succeeds
- December 14, 2017

It will likely drop the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, and cut the top individual tax rate to 37 percent. House and Senate Republicans announced Wednesday that they have reached an agreement, in principle, on a consensus tax bill. (more...)
Brexit bill: Government loses key vote after Tory rebellion Brexit bill: Government loses key vote after Tory rebellion
- December 14, 2017

The European Parliament on Wednesday gave its backing to the deal which, if approved at the summit later this week, should now allow the negotiations to move onto trade. Since then she has struggled to assert her authority over a Conservative Party deeply divided over the best route out of the EU. "This defeat is a humiliating loss of authority for the government on the eve of the European Council meeting", Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said in a statement. (more...)
Transgender people can enlist in U.S. military at start of new year Transgender people can enlist in U.S. military at start of new year
- December 14, 2017

Lernes Hebert, acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for military personnel policy, stated in a court filing that the training will be provided to recruiters at military entrancing processing stations , who will have to understand some of the medical requirements for the recruits, The Washington Examiner reports. (more...)
Here's the card for Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli's grand reception Here's the card for Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli's grand reception
- December 14, 2017

Millions of breath-taking pictures of the bride and groom have surfaced online and have won several hearts. While Anushka looked gorgeous in the pale pink traditional lehenga, the pieces of jewellery she accentuated her look with, are all the more heart-stealers! Anushka and Virat at the moment are enjoying their honeymoon in Rome and after this they will fly back to India. (more...)
New Lt. Gov. To Keep Senate Seat New Lt. Gov. To Keep Senate Seat
- December 14, 2017

If a Democratic candidate wins the seat in a February 12 special election, the balance remains the same going into the February 20 start of session. Smith says she will run in a special election in November 2018. At least eight women shared stories of him touching them inappropriately without consent during photo-opportunities, on a celebrity tour to military installations overseas or at political events. (more...)
Chloe Ayling Kidnapping Was Fabricated To Make Model Famous, Accused Claims
- December 14, 2017

Ayling claims that she was offered a modeling job in Milan , but on arrival was snatched and drugged by a group calling itself Black Death - which is accused of selling sex slaves to the Middle East. She told police that her abductors kept her handcuffed for two days and planned to auction her off on the dark web. "When I walked into the "studio" there was just silence". (more...)

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