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Small dog survives coyote attack caught on camera Small dog survives coyote attack caught on camera
- December 16, 2017

According to Barnaby Dinges, Vicky's husband, Boozer, upon returning home, went back into his kennel on his own but still appeared to be shaken up from the attack. Dinges said she ran out of the house screaming and the coyote eventually wandered off. Wildlife experts say the coyote was probably marking its territory since it's breeding season. (more...)
Sea lion attacks swimmer in San Francisco Bay Sea lion attacks swimmer in San Francisco Bay
- December 16, 2017

A spokesperson from the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito referred us to a paper about bites and contact abrasions that concluded sea lion attacks on open-water swimmers "were infrequent, and given the dozens of people that swim in San Francisco Bay each day, the chances of a negative interaction with a marine mammal are small". (more...)
Australia reckons with the national tragedy of child sexual abuse Australia reckons with the national tragedy of child sexual abuse
- December 16, 2017

But this is the most comprehensive judgement, and a damning indictment of Australia's political, educational, religious and legal authorities in addressing the scourge of child sexual abuse. The report contains a raft of recommendations aimed at churches, warning it would be a mistake to regard child sexual abuse as a historical problem. (more...)
5 things you need to know now
- December 16, 2017

The bill also can not add to the deficit outside the 10-year window. Rob Portman, a Republican from OH and a member of the tax conference. Sen. Marco Rubio , R-Fla., was a potential holdout. The deduction is especially important to residents of high-tax states such as New York, New Jersey and California. "Sen. Rubio has consistently communicated to the Senate tax negotiators that his vote on final passage would depend on whether the refundability of the Child Tax Credit was increased in a ... (more...)
Lin-Manuel Miranda #HamilDrops New Track Lin-Manuel Miranda #HamilDrops New Track "Ben Franklin's Song" With The Decemberists
- December 16, 2017

The content, dubbed the Hamildrops , will replace a Hamilton Mixtape Vol 2, a follow-up to the re-imaginings of songs from the hit musical, as well as tracks not included in the songbook for the Broadway smash. FAST FORWARD TO 2016: Lin passed on the lyrics to Colin, who was very much up to the task, and a new song was born: BEN FRANKLIN'S SONG , to be exact. (more...)
Despite failed round, UN Syria talks only viable peace effort, France says Despite failed round, UN Syria talks only viable peace effort, France says
- December 16, 2017

Mr.de Mistura had called the Syrian parties to Geneva hoping to capitalize on a slowdown in fighting across much of the country, the military demise of the Islamic State and an uptick in worldwide diplomacy exemplified by talks on Syria between Presidents Trump and Putin in Vietnam last month. (more...)
President Moon delivers speech at Peking University, meets key politicians President Moon delivers speech at Peking University, meets key politicians
- December 16, 2017

The trip follows Moon's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing for their third bilateral summit. Song visited as part of a tradition of exchanges between the ruling parties of the two countries, but left apparently without meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (more...)
North Korea's ambassador meets with United Nations official after visit North Korea's ambassador meets with United Nations official after visit
- December 16, 2017

The debate over offering North Korea unconditional talks reflects the differences within the Trump administration as it runs out of time to prevent North Korea from perfecting a nuclear-tipped missile that can strike the US mainland. "The president is very realistic about that as well". Yun is in Bangkok as part of a December 11-15 trip that also included a stop in Japan, as Washington seeks to shore up regional support for its "maximum pressure" campaign in response to Pyongyang's ... (more...)
Democrat Ramsey Drops Out Of Kansas Congressional Race Following Sexual Harassment Allegations Democrat Ramsey Drops Out Of Kansas Congressional Race Following Sexual Harassment Allegations
- December 16, 2017

Had the false allegations been brought against me directly, I would have fought to exonerate my name and my reputation. "[Ramsey] repeatedly told me she heard great things from others about my performance", Funkhouser wrote. "My opponents have chosen to use these false allegations against me for political purposes, not only engaging in a whisper campaign, but also contacting political and news organizations", Ramsey said. (more...)
Grand jury recommends changes at Penn State after Timothy Piazza death
- December 16, 2017

Penn State strongly objected to that characterization in a 144-page report released by a district attorney in Pennsylvania, saying it made extraordinary efforts to combat drinking and hazing. He awoke, appearing to be in pain, and fell again at 5 a.m., but an ambulance wasn't called until after 10:45 the next morning. The grand jury heard testimony from IFC members who admitted that sometimes, at their discretion, the security firm's checklists would not be passed on to the university's ... (more...)
Tillerson calls on China, Russia to increase North Korea pressure Tillerson calls on China, Russia to increase North Korea pressure
- December 16, 2017

But the White House snubbed the offer soon after, saying now is not the time for talks. The U.S. also remains firmly against other possible gestures suggested as preconditions for dialogue, such as the relaxation of sanctions or the resumption of humanitarian assistance. (more...)
Christmas Tree Fire Destroys Home Of Single Mother Of 2 Christmas Tree Fire Destroys Home Of Single Mother Of 2
- December 16, 2017

Officials said the girl's split-second decision likely saved the fire from spreading to the neighboring unit. Video from inside the unit shows furniture with heavy smoke damage. Molina expressed her gratitude to the first responders who went above and beyond the call of duty. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. (more...)
Ryan Zinke says he's fired four people for misconduct, including sexual harassment
- December 16, 2017

Asked for details Thursday on any staffers fired as a result of the survey , Interior Department spokeswoman Heather Swift would not say much to the Associated Press, but she did say that those terminated abused their authority, including with sexual harassment. (more...)
Migration row mars European Union summit and exposes divides Migration row mars European Union summit and exposes divides
- December 16, 2017

But in a pre-summit letter to leaders, European Council President Donald Tusk criticized mandatory relocation as "ineffective" and "highly divisive". Still, Hungary and Poland have taken in no refugees under the plan, while the Czech Republic has accepted only 12. Plans by the European Commission to introduce a permanent mechanism for refugee-sharing for any future crises have also been stalled for months. (more...)
Claude Puel: 'Leicester City must move on from Southampton win' Claude Puel: 'Leicester City must move on from Southampton win'
- December 15, 2017

This will be another important game for the Eagles since a win here will boost them a long way up the ladder to a much more comfortable position. Claude Puel's side stormed to a 4-1 victory over Southampton last time out, with the Frenchman masterminding a thumping win against his former employers. (more...)
Child sex abuse commission chair delivers final address Child sex abuse commission chair delivers final address
- December 15, 2017

For the Catholic Church , the inquiry found there were "catastrophic failures of leadership of Catholic Church authorities over many decades" when it came to addressing sexual assault allegations. "The survivors are remarkable people with a common concern to do what they can to ensure other children are not abused. We will never know the true number", the final report said, making hundreds of recommendations to improve children's safety and make it harder for paedophiles to operate ... (more...)
Earthquake hits Indonesia's Java island, deaths reported Earthquake hits Indonesia's Java island, deaths reported
- December 15, 2017

People in Yogyakarta felt the tremors of a magnitude 6.5 quake that struck off the southern coast of Java, near Karanganyar, on December 15. Authorities issued a tsunami warning for parts of Java's coastline after the quake struck just before midnight Friday. (more...)
Weather Statement: Accumulating Snow During The Evening Commute Weather Statement: Accumulating Snow During The Evening Commute
- December 15, 2017

Saturday for Eastern Long Island and southeastern CT. In Macon County this year, there is about a 30 percent chance of waking up to a snow-covered ground on December 25, according to the weather service. Motorists are urged to use extra caution if traveling this evening. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. (more...)
Wife of Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself calls death 'high-tech lynching' Wife of Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself calls death 'high-tech lynching'
- December 15, 2017

Tinnell said a neighbor found Johnson's body near a bridge in Mount Washington. He said an autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning. The widow of a Kentucky state representative who committed suicide earlier this week is speaking out against a reporter she claims drove her husband to his death. (more...)
Miss Iraq Selfie With Miss Israel Reportedly Forces Her To Leave Country Miss Iraq Selfie With Miss Israel Reportedly Forces Her To Leave Country
- December 15, 2017

In response, people in Idan's home country of Iraq began issuing threats against the beauty queen and her family, Gandelsman told Israeli television . Iraq does not have formal diplomatic relations with Israel, and the two countries are considered enemies, the Times of Israel reported . Idan, however, had hoped that her photo would spread a message of tolerance and understanding. (more...)
US Travel response to Visa Waiver Program security enhancements US Travel response to Visa Waiver Program security enhancements
- December 15, 2017

In a notice published Thursday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said it would do away with with the so-called H-4 work authorization, which is granted to the spouses of H-1B visa holders. President Donald Trump has sought to tighten the rules for those seeking to visit or live in the United States in several ways, saying restrictions are necessary for security reasons. (more...)
Police shoot knifeman at Amsterdam airport Police shoot knifeman at Amsterdam airport
- December 15, 2017

Taking cover behind a pillar, one officer wearing a bullet proof vest appears to take aim as he swoops on the suspect. No other injuries were reported. In a second tweet it was revealed the man had been overpowered and placed under arrest. Eyewitness pictures from the scene apparently show the suspect being led away on a stretcher by paramedics. (more...)
Accuray Incorporated (ARAY) Has Another Very Weak Trading Session
- December 15, 2017

Walleye Trading Limited Liability reported 7,200 shares. CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. It has underperformed by 28.66% the S&P500. Taking a broader look at the analyst consensus, according to 5 analysts Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ: ARAY)'s price will reach at $6.8 during 52 weeks. (more...)
BidaskClub Lowers Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH) to Hold
- December 15, 2017

On December 12, 2017, John Nelson Jr Fox executed a direct buy involving 19500 shares. Pictet Cie (Europe) Sa reported 119,990 shares or 1.12% of all its holdings. Therefore 77% are positive. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $79.00 target price on shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions in a research note on Friday, September 8th. (more...)
Federal Terrorism Charges Filed Against NYC Subway Bombing Suspect Akayed Ullah Federal Terrorism Charges Filed Against NYC Subway Bombing Suspect Akayed Ullah
- December 15, 2017

Shortly after the attack, police discovered Ullah lying on the ground in the area of the blast. Ullah remains hospitalized due to serious burns from the pipe bomb that was strapped to his chest when it partially detonated. In reaction to the bombing, the president demanded a tightening of immigration rules. Ullah - who told investigators he wanted to retaliate for American action against Islamic State extremists - came to the US from Bangladesh in 2011 on a visa available to certain ... (more...)
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation sounds alarm on banned Russian missile system North Atlantic Treaty Organisation sounds alarm on banned Russian missile system
- December 15, 2017

Marking the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty, delegations expressed the view that the INF Treaty continues to play an important role in the existing system of worldwide security, nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, and that they will work to preserve and strengthen it, the spokesperson said. (more...)
House Ethics Committee investigating Kihuen amid harassment allegations House Ethics Committee investigating Kihuen amid harassment allegations
- December 15, 2017

Kihuen is among a growing number of lawmakers whose political careers have been thrust into uncertainty or ended altogether by allegations of sexual misconduct. At the time, Kihuen's office released this statement to BuzzFeed News: "The staff member in question was a valued member of my team". House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiMcConnell names Senate GOP tax conferees Abortion-rights group endorses Nadler in race to replace Conyers on Judiciary Trump rips ... (more...)
China keeps building infrastructure on disputed islands in South China Sea China keeps building infrastructure on disputed islands in South China Sea
- December 15, 2017

Earlier this year China and the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed to a negotiating framework for a code of conduct in the vitally strategic waterway. The construction comes as Beijing and Southeast Asian governments, many of them key players in the long-standing territorial dispute, agreed to outline a code of conduct for the strategic waterway earlier this year, a moved created to prevent further tensions. (more...)
SPD Leadership OKs Talks To Form Coalition With Germany's Merkel SPD Leadership OKs Talks To Form Coalition With Germany's Merkel
- December 15, 2017

As the SPD's leadership met in Berlin on Friday to decide on its stance, party chairman Martin Schulz faced pressure from Merkel's Christian Democratic-led bloc and the public to help end nearly three months of political stalemate after Germany's election in September. (more...)
Federation Internationale de Football Association warns Spanish FA over interference in election Federation Internationale de Football Association warns Spanish FA over interference in election
- December 15, 2017

The proposal of the Higher Council for Sports to hold new elections for the presidency of the Spanish Football Federation, now chaired by Juan Luis Larrea, was forwarded by the Administrative Court of Sport to the Council of State, the body that should decide as a last resort if there are new elections or not. (more...)

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