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Vicious attack in Union Square subway station Vicious attack in Union Square subway station
- December 19, 2017

Surveillance footage of the incident shows the assault transpiring at 3.04am Saturday morning at the Union Square subway station in Manhattan. The men got into a dispute on the platform of the No. The fight escalated when the suspect slashed the 26-year-old on the left side of his face, according to police. Police are actively searching for the assailants. (more...)
BJP tampered with EVMs: Hardik BJP tampered with EVMs: Hardik
- December 19, 2017

However, that did not seem to be the case as BJP was seen leading in several seats in the Patidar heartland. At a time the BJP is on its way to register another win in the state, Patel while addressing a press conference said, "The results of BJP winning signifies that EVMs were tampered during the elections". (more...)
McGregor wants MMA fight next McGregor wants MMA fight next
- December 18, 2017

Many had thought McGregor performed admirably despite the defeat and might stay in boxing for more lucrative contracts. Despite losing to Mayweather via a tenth-round TKO, however, McGregor is believed to have pocketed a whopping £58.2m from the mega-bout and has flaunted his eyewatering wealth. (more...)
Princess Charlotte to start nursery school in January Princess Charlotte to start nursery school in January
- December 18, 2017

Princess Charlotte is off to school next year and will be attending Willcocks Nursery School come January, People magazine noted . The royal couple revealed the portrait on their 2017 Christmas card, complete with Charlotte leaning forward into the camera with a cheeky look on her face, while George has his foot raised, ready to scarper from the scene at the first opportunity, with only his dad's hands on his shoulders keeping him in place. (more...)
British Columbia bans all grizzly bear hunting British Columbia bans all grizzly bear hunting
- December 18, 2017

B-C's New Democratic Party government is slated to make another announcement about grizzly bears. The 2018 hunting season had been scheduled to start on April 1, 2018, but the ban will now take effect immediately for both residents and non-residents of the province. (more...)
The CDC Director Says No Words Are Actually Banned At The CDC
- December 18, 2017

Words like " diversity " or "science" don't sit well with this new directive. "The assertion that HHS has "banned words" is a complete mischaracterization of discussions regarding the budget formulation process". The news touched off a firestorm. 'HHS will continue to use the best scientific evidence available to improve the health of all Americans. In a letter to Mick Mulvaney, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, the organization demanded that the policy be ... (more...)
House and Senate Poised to Approve Final Tax Bill by Wednesday House and Senate Poised to Approve Final Tax Bill by Wednesday
- December 18, 2017

But before he walked away, Trump added, "We are back". Perhaps that simply reflects a more extreme strain of conviction politics: Republicans believe in a trickle-down theory of economic growth even though they don't believe they can persuade the public of its merits, and so they're going to do what they think is best and worry about the consequences afterward. (more...)
ESPN President Resigns Over Substance Addiction ESPN President Resigns Over Substance Addiction
- December 18, 2017

Skipper has been with ESPN since 1997 and took the reins as president from Bodenheimer in on January 1, 2012. "I respect his candor and support his decision to focus on his health and his family". ESPN has lost about 10 million subscribers during the past six years, according to Nielsen Media Research. Last month, it said it would lay off about 150 employees. (more...)
Pope Francis Warns Media on 'Fake News,' Calls it a 'Grave Sin' Pope Francis Warns Media on 'Fake News,' Calls it a 'Grave Sin'
- December 18, 2017

The Pope spoke of the importance of free media in societies that are or yearn to be democracies, and did not underplay the importance of media acting in a responsible manner. The pontiff also urged serenity, precision, completeness, and sober language in news reporting, saying that these tools foster fruitful reflection, while tendentious and ambiguous speech do the opposite. (more...)
Trump judicial pick who drew ridicule at hearing withdraws Trump judicial pick who drew ridicule at hearing withdraws
- December 18, 2017

The ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary had given Petersen a "qualified" rating . A request for comment from Petersen was not immediately returned. That is not something I've had to contend with. The Advocate in Baton Rouge reports on an interview Kennedy gave WWL about Petersen , a former FCC chairman nominated for a D.C. (more...)
Reader's View: War with North Korea good for business
- December 18, 2017

While the strategy centers on Trump's "America First" vision, with emphasis on the US rivalry with China and Russian Federation, it also highlights the threats posed by North Korea's weapons of mass destruction. Despite expected economic difficulties, it remains to be seen whether North Korea will reverse its position clinging to nuclear weapons development, according to the think tank. (more...)
Russia's Kaspersky Lab sues Trump administration over product ban Russia's Kaspersky Lab sues Trump administration over product ban
- December 18, 2017

The charges do not reference Kaspersky Lab, but anonymous US intelligence sources told Reuters that Pho was the employee referenced in the Wall Street Journal report. President Trump recently signed a defense policy spending bill which included a formal ban on Kaspersky's anti-virus software . The legislation came after months of pushback against Kaspersky over alleged ties to the Russian government, which the company has vehemently denied. (more...)
Barnaby Joyce set to become Infrastructure Minister in cabinet reshuffle Barnaby Joyce set to become Infrastructure Minister in cabinet reshuffle
- December 18, 2017

Elsewhere, Justice Minister Michael Keenan could be in line to take on a security role under the new Home Affairs mega portfolio to be overseen by current Immigration Minister Peter Dutton. The latter was ejected from the Australian Senate in October when it was discovered that she held dual Australian-British citizenship. It will be a meteoric rise for Senator McKenzie, who has not been a member of the Executive before. (more...)
Zimbabwe's military ends Mugabe operation Zimbabwe's military ends Mugabe operation
- December 18, 2017

He is widely seen as a contender to become vice president - a post that Mnangagwa has promised to fill in the next few days. The general in charge of the military intervention in Zimbabwe that led to the resignation of longtime ruler Robert Mugabe will retire from the defense forces, paving the way for him to be appointed as vice president. (more...)
Glowing Auras and 'Black Money': The Pentagon's Mysterious UFO Program Glowing Auras and 'Black Money': The Pentagon's Mysterious UFO Program
- December 18, 2017

The two fighter pilots were told to investigate. The Princeton alerted them as they closed in, but when they arrived at "merge plot" with the object - naval aviation parlance for being so close that the Princeton could not tell which were the objects and which were the fighter jets - neither Commander Fravor nor Commander Slaight could see anything at first. (more...)
Australian police charge man with acting as economic agent for North Korea Australian police charge man with acting as economic agent for North Korea
- December 18, 2017

Mr Choi is the first person to be charged under Australia's weapons of mass destruction act and faces six charges. The man was charged on two counts under a law against proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, police said on Sunday. (more...)
Winter weather travel advisory ends for GTA Winter weather travel advisory ends for GTA
- December 18, 2017

Environment Canada said storm total snowfall amounts will range from 15 to 25 cm with the highest amounts falling near the US border. According to The Weather Network's 14-day forecast , that will continue for the entire week between Christmas and New Years. (more...)
Trump slams FBI before speaking at bureau graduation ceremony
- December 18, 2017

Public confidence isn't helped by the continuing Justice and FBI refusal to cooperate with Congress. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who supervises Mr. Hardly! After all, most of Trump's defenders were also defenders of Kenneth W. Starr, an active Republican who was appointed to probe Bill Clinton in 1994 after an earlier independent prosecutor, Republican Robert B. (more...)
RTE sports producer admits child sex charges in Leeds RTE sports producer admits child sex charges in Leeds
- December 18, 2017

That on one or more occasions between the 17th of July and the 18th of November this year, he attempted to meet up or communicate with a 13 year old girl following grooming. He was released on bail to be sentenced on 12 February. In perverted texts Creavan told the girl he was "horny" and sent a picture of his erect penis. (more...)
Obama thwarted counter-terrorism efforts to secure nuclear deal
- December 18, 2017

When Project Cassandra leaders, who were working out of a DEA's Counter facility in Chantilly, Virginia, sought an OK for some significant investigations, prosecutions, arrests and financial sanctions, Justice and Treasury Department officials delayed, hindered or rejected their requests, according to Politico . (more...)
President Assad: Successive Victories to Speed up Reconstruction Process in Syria
- December 18, 2017

PKK is considered a terrorist group by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU. He added that in view of the historical relations between the two friendly countries and peoples and the honorable positions adopted by Russian Federation towards Syria and its people, which have been consolidated in the framework of confronting the terrorist war against Syria, it is natural for Russian Federation to be an important partner in the process of reconstruction in various sectors. (more...)
Ex Wife Of Slain NBA Star Lorenzen Wright Charged With His Murder Ex Wife Of Slain NBA Star Lorenzen Wright Charged With His Murder
- December 18, 2017

Sherra Wright-Robinson, ex-wife of former National Basketball Association player Lorenzen Wright , was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy in connection to his 2010 death . Wright was taken into custody Friday night, after she was indicted on murder charges in Wright's 2010 homicide. Born and raised in Memphis, Lorenzen Wright was a fan favourite thanks to his charity work with youth and his father's involvement as a coach in summer leagues. (more...)
Trump lawyer Cobb says Mueller 'won't be fired' by Trump, dispelling 'rumor' Trump lawyer Cobb says Mueller 'won't be fired' by Trump, dispelling 'rumor'
- December 18, 2017

The transfer of these documents is "unlawful conduct that undermines the Presidential Transition Act of 1963", the letter states, "and will impair the ability of future presidential transition teams to candidly discuss policy and internal matters that benefit the country as a whole". (more...)
Judge Kozinski Is Retiring Judge Kozinski Is Retiring
- December 18, 2017

Judge Alex Kozinski has said he is retiring, effective immediately, in an announcement that comes on the heels of allegations of sexual misconduct against the longtime Ninth Circuit justice. "In doing so", he added, "I may not have been mindful enough of the special challenges and pressures that women face in the workplace". On Friday, Roberts instructed the 2nd Circuit appeals court, based in NY, to conduct the probe. (more...)
Some Senators Are Calling On Al Franken To Reconsider His Resignation Some Senators Are Calling On Al Franken To Reconsider His Resignation
- December 18, 2017

Manchin could face a tough reelection in 2018. Trump won West Virginia more than 40 points in the 2016 election. Al Franken to resign, and are urging him to stay on, according to a new report. The feeling that Franken should reconsider has gained some steam outside of the Senate, too, among Democratic donors and others, including a former Republican governor of Minnesota, Arne Carlson. (more...)
Train derails in Washington state, leaving vehicle dangling over highway Train derails in Washington state, leaving vehicle dangling over highway
- December 18, 2017

All southbound lanes of the interstate are closed due to the derailment. The train derailed just before 8 a.m. Additional details were not immediately available. Amtrak train 501 runs between Portland and Seattle daily. It's an "extensive closure" and unclear when the area will reopen, according to the state Department of Transportation. (more...)
Meanwhile, in Puerto Rico Meanwhile, in Puerto Rico
- December 18, 2017

The death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria will be recounted after a report said the official death count of 64 might be far short - and the actual number could top 1,000. Previously, Rossello's administration had repeatedly defended the official count of hurricane-related deaths even though demographers said a spike in the average number of deaths after the hurricane was not normal. (more...)
Twitter Drops 'Britain First' Leader and Other Alt-Right Accounts Twitter Drops 'Britain First' Leader and Other Alt-Right Accounts
- December 18, 2017

The leader and deputy leader of far-right organisation Britain First have been banned from Twitter as the social media company begins to enforce new rules . Fransen's three videos retweeted by President Trump claimed to show a Muslim migrant attacking a Dutch boy on crutches, along with an "Islamist mob" pushing a boy off a roof and a Muslim wrecking a statue of the Virgin Mary. (more...)
Woman falls 8m down mine shaft Woman falls 8m down mine shaft
- December 18, 2017

Ms Charty's family and police held serious concerns as temperatures soared to more than 40C over the weekend. Her husband reported her missing the next day and a search was launched that afternoon, with temperatures soaring above 40 degrees Celsius. (more...)
Dalit rising: Jignesh Mevani beats BJP by a handsome margin in Vadgam Dalit rising: Jignesh Mevani beats BJP by a handsome margin in Vadgam
- December 18, 2017

Interestingly, NOTA (None of the Above) got 4,255 votes, making it the third highest recepient of the votes. Even though Mevani contested as an independent candidate, the Congress had given tacit support to the Dalit leader and did not filed any candidate from Vadgam. (more...)

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