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Prominent Lawyer Arranged Payments for Trump Accusers Prominent Lawyer Arranged Payments for Trump Accusers
- December 16, 2017

Ms. Bloom's compensation included arranging for one woman to have her mortgage paid off and another payment of $750,000 for a woman who decided not to come forward. Bloom also said a standard part of her contracts required women to pay her commissions as high as 33 percent if she sold their stories to media outlets. (more...)
Schroder Investment Management Group Sells 66766 Shares of Credit Acceptance Corp. (CACC)
- December 16, 2017

The stock increased 1.37% or $4.46 during the last trading session, reaching $329. About 460,408 shares traded or 201.29% up from the average. Visa Inc. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Compass Point on Tuesday, November 10. Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU) has risen 23.62% since December 15, 2016 and is uptrending. (more...)
Woman found in woods was mauled to death by own dogs Woman found in woods was mauled to death by own dogs
- December 16, 2017

According to the medical examiner, Stevens was still alive when the animals attacked. "They were big, strong, powerful dogs", Sheriff Agnew said. Bethany Lynn Stephens, 22, was found dead in a "grisly" scene on Thursday night, two days after she was last seen heading out to walk her dogs in the woods near her Goochland, Virginia home. (more...)
Ranveer, Alia win Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards Ranveer, Alia win Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards
- December 16, 2017

Varun and Alia are the ones we often spot on the orange carpet and the flawless reason of their presence can be their popularity among the kids. The duo, who has done some very good films since their debut, are known to be great friends. I still feel like a kid at heart. It was a truly fulfilling experience being part of this spectacular evening. Alia tied her hair in a top, messy bun, with fringes of hair falling casually from both sides of her face. (more...)
Firefighters close in on full containment for 3 Southern California fires Firefighters close in on full containment for 3 Southern California fires
- December 16, 2017

Entering its 13th day, the massive the Thomas Fire ballooned into the third-largest in California history as new mandatory evacuations were issued in Santa Barbara County. Firefighting costs were approaching $89 million. Utah's firefighters battling the Thomas Fire in California would love to be home for Christmas, but that doesn't seem likely at this point. (more...)
Do you suffer from Selfitis? Do you suffer from Selfitis?
- December 16, 2017

The term was first coined in 2014, where a spoof article claimed that the American Psychiatric Association was considering classifying " selfitis " as a mental disorder . Selfitis is not the first technology-related disorder to be studied. Others include " nomophobia " (the fear of not being near a mobile phone), "technoference" (the constant intrusion of technology in everyday life) and "cyberchondria" (feeling ill after searching online for symptoms of illness). (more...)
Sen. Bob Corker To Vote 'Yes' On Tax Bill
- December 16, 2017

US President Donald Trump ran on a populist platform to uplift people sweeping tax cuts, but "there's not much" in the final version of the Republican tax bill "for low- and middle-income people", Dean Baker, economist and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington , told Radio Sputnik's Loud & Clear Friday. (more...)
Minor Injuries Reported After Ski Lift Malfunction at Tussey Mountain Minor Injuries Reported After Ski Lift Malfunction at Tussey Mountain
- December 16, 2017

Photos show some skiers wedged together on the lift after several chairs collided. The malfunction happened at about 10:20 a.m. and caused four chairs to slide backwards and crash into each other near the top of the slope. "Having difficulties with the chairlift...we are working on it now". WJAC-TV reports that first responders were called to Tussey Mountain ski resort in Centre County on Saturday morning. (more...)
Aussie drug mule Cassie Sainsbury to marry fiancé in Colombian prison Aussie drug mule Cassie Sainsbury to marry fiancé in Colombian prison
- December 16, 2017

Sainsbury has been granted permission to Wednesday Scott Broadbridge behind the walls of El Pastor prison, where she is now serving a six-year sentence for attempting to smuggle 5.8 kilograms of cocaine out of a Bogota airport, the Adelaide Advertiser reports. (more...)
Federal Court Temporarily Blocks Trump's Rollback of Obamacare Contraceptive Coverage Federal Court Temporarily Blocks Trump's Rollback of Obamacare Contraceptive Coverage
- December 16, 2017

Judge Wendy Beetlestone issued the injunction, temporarily stopping the government from enforcing the policy change to former President Barack Obama's health care law. "Congress hasn't changed the law, so the president can't simply ignore the law with these illegal rules", Shapiro said at a news conference in Harrisburg after the court ruling was filed. (more...)
Japan imposes economic sanctions on North Korea Japan imposes economic sanctions on North Korea
- December 16, 2017

The UN Security Council has imposed three rounds of sanctions over the past year against North Korea over its increasingly powerful missile and nuclear tests. "The DPRK remains the only country to continue to break the norm against nuclear testing", Guterres noted, using the abbreviation for North Korea's formal name. (more...)
US Vice President Mike Pence delays Israel visit US Vice President Mike Pence delays Israel visit
- December 16, 2017

Alyssa Farah, Pence's press secretary, said in a statement that Pence would stay in town to preside over a tax vote because "we are so close to passing pro-growth pro-jobs tax reform for hard working families". The Knesset confirmed the postponement, stating that Pence would instead arrive on Tuesday or Wednesday. Pence will meet on Thursday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and deliver an address to the Knesset and later dine with Netanyahu. (more...)
First same-sex weddings take place in Australia since change in law First same-sex weddings take place in Australia since change in law
- December 16, 2017

Ms Bradley says she never thought she would be the first celebrant to marry a same-sex couple in Australia. A surge of same-sex marriages is expected from January 9, the first official day same-sex marriages will be allowed. They had already planned to marry at the British Consulate under United Kingdom law, but after the postal survey result they chose to marry under Australian law. (more...)
Abuse probe attacks Catholic celibacy Abuse probe attacks Catholic celibacy
- December 16, 2017

The agency's chair Hetty Johnson said the church's attitude was not surprising. "With regard to the discipline of celibacy, this is a matter of a different order, it's a discipline which the church can change", he said. Among the other recommendations were the creation of a new National Office for Child Safety and a website and helpline to report child abuse. "We will never know the true number", the final report said. (more...)
Helen of Troy Limited (HELE) Analysts See $2.07 EPS
- December 16, 2017

Oppenheim sold 1,058 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 16th. It has underperformed by 21.31% the S&P500. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. (more...)
Putin and Trump agreed to exchange information… Putin and Trump agreed to exchange information…
- December 16, 2017

A report a year ago from the intelligence community concluded that Russian Federation ran an influence campaign aimed at helping Trump win the White House. "So what?" he responded, going on to say that admitting that Russian Federation had hacked into Democratic National Committee was a "trap". U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said earlier this week that Washington was ready to begin talks with North Korea "without precondition", indicating a possible shift in U.S. (more...)
Delhi wakes up to foggy morning as cold wave sweeps North India Delhi wakes up to foggy morning as cold wave sweeps North India
- December 16, 2017

Sriganganagar was the coldest place in the state at 3.3 degrees Celsius. He said it was the coldest December night in the last 10 years in the town, which had recorded a low of minus 10.1 degrees Celsius on the night of December 15, 2007. (more...)
Russia's former economy minister found guilty of corruption Russia's former economy minister found guilty of corruption
- December 16, 2017

Ulyukayev has condemned the proceedings as trumped up by Rosneft's politically connected chief executive, Igor Sechin . In addition to the prison term, the court also ordered the former minister to pay a fine of over 130 million rubles and banned him from holding public office and posts at state corporations for eight years after he finishes serving his sentence. (more...)
Political personalities pay tribute to APS martyrs Political personalities pay tribute to APS martyrs
- December 16, 2017

Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday said the sacrifice rendered by martyred Army Public Schools (APS) students not gone in vain and the country's improving peace is owed to them. The incident shook the country and resulted in the formation of a National Action Plan to stem extremism and terrorism from the country, as well as the creation of military courts to try "hardcore" terrorists. (more...)
Rep. Schiff 'Worried' GOP Plans To Shut Down House Intel's Russia Probe Rep. Schiff 'Worried' GOP Plans To Shut Down House Intel's Russia Probe
- December 16, 2017

The senior Democrat in a congressional Trump-Russia investigation has said he fears Republicans are manoeuvring to kill off inquiries into Moscow's interference in the 2016 U.S. In one of his tweets, the California representative suggested a pressure to quickly windup the probe was coming from House Speaker Paul Ryan, who is apparently under vast pressure by President Donald Trump and his cronies, all of whom are vying to shut down the probe and instead want the special counsel to investigate ... (more...)
President Kovind, PM Modi pay tributes to 1971 martyrs on Vijay Diwas President Kovind, PM Modi pay tributes to 1971 martyrs on Vijay Diwas
- December 16, 2017

In particular, we pay tribute to those who lost their lives in that valiant effort", he tweeted. Indian war veterans and Bangladesh Muktijoddhas, who fought shoulder to shoulder to liberate Bangladesh four decades back, reunited here on Saturday to celebrate the 46th anniversary of the victory over Pakistan. (more...)
The Howard Hughes Corporation (The) (HHC) Downgraded by BidaskClub to "Sell"
- December 16, 2017

Biondo Investment Advisors Llc bought 5,092 shares as the company's stock declined 11.04% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 13,300 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $18,000, down from 401,851 at the end of the previous reported quarter. (more...)
Another weather warning issued for ice in Norfolk and Waveney Another weather warning issued for ice in Norfolk and Waveney
- December 16, 2017

Icy stretches are likely on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths with some slippery surfaces likely. The weather front means Sunday will start off as a chilly day for most of the United Kingdom, temperatures will range between -2C in Stormoway in northern Scotland to 3C in Birmingham during the early hours of Sunday morning. (more...)
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to marry May 19 on FA Cup day Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to marry May 19 on FA Cup day
- December 16, 2017

Prince Harry is facing some brutal trolling after it was announced that the Royal Wedding will take place on the same day as next year's FA Cup Final. In a joint interview last month, Markle said Harry proposed over a chicken dinner at home. "His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle will marry on 19th May 2018", Kensington Palace said in a statement. (more...)
Austrian coalition deal to make Sebastian Kurz the youngest leader in Europe Austrian coalition deal to make Sebastian Kurz the youngest leader in Europe
- December 16, 2017

Kurz confirmed earlier on Saturday that insurance executive Hartwig Loeger would become finance minister. The anti-immigration FPOe came third in the election with 26% of the vote, which was double the stunning 13% notched up by the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) in elections the month before. (more...)
In blow to Apple, govt hikes import duty on electronic goods In blow to Apple, govt hikes import duty on electronic goods
- December 16, 2017

However, government officials have made it clear to not make any exemptions for the phone manufacturer. Also, India's imports rose to 22 percent to $256.4 billion (roughly Rs. The increase in tax from 10 to 15 percent on handsets would make them more expensive. The drive to start taxing electronic goods and their parts used in low-value screwdriver assembly came after India realised that electronics was the third largest component of its rising import bill after gold and oil. (more...)
Dry & Turning Slightly Milder this Weekend Dry & Turning Slightly Milder this Weekend
- December 16, 2017

Friday night is looking like a cold one for the mid-south. So, this will be a very cool rain as it falls making it feel even a touch colder outside. A few quiet days through the middle of the week, with above normal temperatures. Southwest wind at 5-10 miles per hour. What about Christmas? It is unlikely we will see a white Christmas. (more...)
Hungary hails European Union chief's refugee quota rejection
- December 16, 2017

Speaking out after wavering for almost two years and not pushing other EU countries to honor now-abandoned pledges to take in refugees and migrants, Avramopoulos noted the proposal by Tusk was "unacceptable" and "anti-European". That's prompted the European Commission, as well as wealthier states like Germany and Sweden, to call for a permanent mechanism for refugee-sharing. (more...)
Grinch in Chief: Nazareth Cancels Christmas Over Trump's Jerusalem Gambit Grinch in Chief: Nazareth Cancels Christmas Over Trump's Jerusalem Gambit
- December 16, 2017

Rebuffing the move, an extraordinary Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Istanbul this week declared East Jerusalem to be Palestine's capital. Earlier on Thursday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas apparently announced that his countrymen would no longer work with American peace negotiators in the wake of US President Trump's decision. (more...)
U.S. reveals Iran link to Riyadh hit U.S. reveals Iran link to Riyadh hit
- December 16, 2017

I repeat: "This missile was used to attack an global civilian airport in a G-20 country", she told reporters. Officials explained in detail why the Pentagon believed the arms came from Iran, pointing to Iranian defense firms' markings and unique designs of Iranian weaponry. (more...)

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