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Mr 2Kay Robbery: Burna Boy pleads Not Guilty, Granted Bail Mr 2Kay Robbery: Burna Boy pleads Not Guilty, Granted Bail
- December 19, 2017

Burna Boy was on Monday arraigned before an Ikeja chief magistrates' court for allegedly being an auxiliary to the Mr 2kay armed robbery attack. He had been declared wanted by the state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, on November 20, but he later appeared at the command on Friday. (more...)
Rob Gronkowski helps in surprise scholarship reveal for Texas Tech player Rob Gronkowski helps in surprise scholarship reveal for Texas Tech player
- December 19, 2017

So the news Parker received Monday was perhaps less surprising than how it was delivered. Parker continually showed the moment wasn't bigger than he was by making big play after big play. To get a scholarship is a deserved reward for that hard work, but getting a shoutout from a Texas Tech great and Gronk in front of the entire team has to be unlike anything Parker could have imagined. (more...)
Pentagon funded program looking into UFO sightings Pentagon funded program looking into UFO sightings
- December 19, 2017

The Pentagon ran a secretive five-year program to investigate UFO sightings, spending US$22 million before it was shut down due to cost, it has been disclosed. AATIP had funds earmarked until 2012, though sources told the New York Times it has continued to operate and investigate potential sightings. "They are happy to lurk unrecognized in the noise, or even to stir it up as camouflage". (more...)
Navas CONCACAF Player of the Year Navas CONCACAF Player of the Year
- December 19, 2017

The jury, comprised of the captains and coaches of the North, Central American and Caribbean Football Association, along with journalists and fans, pointed to the Costa Rica keeper's exceptional season during which he helped Real Madrid to the Liga and Champions League titles and played a key part in his country's qualification for the 2018 World Cup . (more...)
Judge orders Trump admin to allow two undocumented immigrants to have abortions Judge orders Trump admin to allow two undocumented immigrants to have abortions
- December 19, 2017

Paxton previously said the ACLU was using the Texas " Jane Doe " case to try to "create a right to abortion for anyone on earth who enters the USA illegally". A United States court on Monday heard arguments from lawyers for two pregnant teenaged immigrants who are being prevented from having abortions while in custody. (more...)
Democrats Should Follow the Doug Jones Playbook on Abortion Rights Democrats Should Follow the Doug Jones Playbook on Abortion Rights
- December 19, 2017

Sen. -elect Doug Jones insisted Sunday that he will break with Democrats and vote with Senate Republicans whenever he thinks it's in the best interest of the people of Alabama . But it was created by a near earthquake-like shift in Alabama's political landscape. To avoid litigation, many websites such as USA Mirror News have a disclaimer stating the website is a "satirical publication that may sometimes appear to be telling the truth". (more...)
Quant Scores & Investor Update on Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH)
- December 19, 2017

Bank Of Nova Scotia Trust Company who had been investing in Fedex Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $64.37B market cap company. Closing price generally refers to the last price at which a stock trades during a regular trading session. (more...)
Singapore's November export growth slows, weighed by non-electronics goods
- December 19, 2017

The exports boom has benefited Singapore and other trade-dependent Asian economies, particularly for makers of electronics products and components such as semiconductors. Both electronic and non-electronic exports increased year on year in November. While the on-year growth in non-electronic products exports slowed in November from its previous hot pace, it remained at a double digit pace at 10.6 percent. (more...)
Istanbul Court Orders Conditional Release Of German Reporter, Tolu Istanbul Court Orders Conditional Release Of German Reporter, Tolu
- December 19, 2017

She has denied the accusations. Speaking at a news conference in Berlin, Merkel said the ruling was "a good news", but she also urged caution and stressed that the trial was not over. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert said it marked "in no way an end to the case of Mesale Tolu". "We see this as a very positive step", he said. (more...)
Hawe family inquest begins in Cavan Hawe family inquest begins in Cavan
- December 19, 2017

Gda Ratcliffe told the inquest that a number of weapons were found in the house, including a knife and a small axe. A small axe and a knife was found beside the sofa, gardai told the hearing. The inquests are underway into the death of Clodagh Hawe and her three sons who were found dead at their home outside Ballyjamesduff in Cavan in August 2016. (more...)
Appeal Court rests Kogi East senatorial battle, declares seat vacant Appeal Court rests Kogi East senatorial battle, declares seat vacant
- December 19, 2017

The appellate court further ordered the sacked lawmaker to pay N1million to Isaac Alfa, who it held was the lawfully nominated candidate of the PDP in the election. Displeased with the decision of his party, Alfa in April filed a suit before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja seeking reversal of his party's decision. (more...)
Tencent leads $863m investment in Vipshop Tencent leads $863m investment in Vipshop
- December 19, 2017

Tencent Holdings Ltd . the internet giant based in China announced Monday it was leading an investment of $863 million in Vipshop Holdings, an online apparel platform upping the rivalry it has across retail with the Alibaba Group. "Tencent needs to go from the backstage to the frontstage and that's what they've done". The purchase price will be US$65.40 per Class A ordinary share, equivalent to US$13.08 per American Depositary Share ("ADS") of Vipshop, five of which represent one Class A ... (more...)
Wolf vetoes bill to add abortion restrictions Wolf vetoes bill to add abortion restrictions
- December 19, 2017

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf made good on his pledge to veto a bill that would put heavy, new restrictions on abortion access. The bill, passed by the state's Republican-controlled legislature last week, is a "vile assault on women's ability to make their own decisions about their own health care", Wolf, a Democrat, said at a press conference. (more...)
Season's Beatings: Edison Mall fight includes child in stroller Season's Beatings: Edison Mall fight includes child in stroller
- December 19, 2017

The fight video has prompted Fort Myers-based WFTX to reach out to mall management to find out if there are plans to increase security during the holiday shopping season. Police say no arrests have been made. When officers arrived at the mall they found no ongoing confrontation, but returned two hours later in response to injuries reportedly related to the incident. (more...)
Capital One Financial Corp. (COF) Director Sells $664580.00 in Stock
- December 19, 2017

Capital One Financial Corp . now has $46.69B valuation. The stock increased 0.47% or $0.55 during the last trading session, reaching $118.13. About 691,431 shares traded or 18.18% up from the average. 900 shares were sold by Lampert Erin M, worth $140,089. Since October 25, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $3.25 million activity. (more...)
McCain's Absence Probably Won't Hurt The GOP's Tax Bill Vote McCain's Absence Probably Won't Hurt The GOP's Tax Bill Vote
- December 19, 2017

McCain, who was diagnosed with brain cancer earlier this year, was admitted to a Maryland hospital on Wednesday and treated for several days for side effects from chemotherapy. Republicans secured the support of Florida Sen. Sens. Marco Rubio and Bob Corker both expressed some opposition to the bill , but their complaints appear to have been satisfied, and they've now switched to saying that they would vote for it. (more...)
Haftar: Libya's UN-backed government's mandate obsolete Haftar: Libya's UN-backed government's mandate obsolete
- December 19, 2017

The commander noted that the army has been engaged in the talks with various worldwide actors on the settlement of the crisis in Libya and urged holding of elections, but its efforts fell short due to the "UN weakness and local stubbornness". (more...)
Sheriff: Dogs who mauled owner to death euthanized Sheriff: Dogs who mauled owner to death euthanized
- December 19, 2017

Bethany's body was taken to the Medical Examiner's Office. Were they being attacked by somebody, were they trying to defend themselves and their owner from somebody else, from a wild animal? "The first traumatic injury to her was to her throat and face", Agnew said. (more...)
Four taken to hospital in Coquihalla crash Four taken to hospital in Coquihalla crash
- December 19, 2017

UPDATE: 1:30 p.m. The Coquihalla Highway is closed southbound just south of Merritt at the Coldwater interchange due to a motor vehicle incident. Detours are available via Highway 1 or 3. A travel advisory has been issued as harsh winter conditions, including snowfall and blowing snow, are expected for the highway between Hope and Merritt. (more...)
Palestinian protesters set pictures of Mike Pence on fire Palestinian protesters set pictures of Mike Pence on fire
- December 19, 2017

Pence is delaying his travels because his vote could be crucial in the Senate's upcoming vote on a tax overhaul bill. "He wants to see it through the finish line", said a White House official, referring to the tax measure that is a centerpiece of the Republican legislative agenda. (more...)
US Republicans Release Final Bill On Tax Reform Plan US Republicans Release Final Bill On Tax Reform Plan
- December 19, 2017

And in a major reversal, Sen. Automakers and others successfully lobby to keep discount The text of the reconciled bill has now been released and the tax credit was not ended. These brackets expire after 2025. Current tax law allows employees to deduct unreimbursed expenses related to their jobs as long as they're more than 2 percent of income. (more...)
PGGM Investments Has $131.75 Million Stake in Amgen, Inc. (AMGN)
- December 19, 2017

Valley National Advisers Inc who had been investing in Amgen Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $128.45 billion market cap company. Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.9 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 63 investors sold MO shares while 529 reduced holdings. (more...)
Palestinians Blast US Veto of UN Resolution on Al-Quds
- December 19, 2017

The one-page draft resolution was initially proposed by Egypt and was circulated to the 15 members of the Security Council on Saturday. A resolution denying that Jerusalem is Israel's capital would have a strong optical impact, just as the U.S. (more...)
What's Behind the Numbers For Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE:CTB)?
- December 19, 2017

The company has market cap of $3.84 billion. The stock increased 1.26% or $1.83 during the last trading session, reaching $147.26. The volume of LKQ witnessed a shift from 3.65 million shares, based on a 50-day average, to 1.38 million shares. (more...)
Harvey Weinstein: BBC Two plans 'definitive' documentary on sex scandal Harvey Weinstein: BBC Two plans 'definitive' documentary on sex scandal
- December 19, 2017

The documentary , tentatively titled Weinstein , will include interviews with "the many actresses who have been fearless enough to tell their stories", as well as producers, directors, actors, agents, lawyers, and journalists about Hollywood's culture of sexual abuse, according to the Hollywood Reporter . (more...)
Sri Lanka requests Russian Federation to lift ban on tea imports Sri Lanka requests Russian Federation to lift ban on tea imports
- December 19, 2017

Though the detection of a beetle was projected as the reason for the restriction on tea trade with Sri Lanka, diplomatic sources said it could be done in retaliation by Russian Federation for the Sri Lankan Government's decision to ban the import of asbestos roofing materials from Russian Federation effective from 2024. (more...)
Former nurse, Sarah Mullally, appointed first female Bishop of London Former nurse, Sarah Mullally, appointed first female Bishop of London
- December 19, 2017

She was also made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 2005 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to nursing and midwifery. " London is a very diverse city and I would hope that everybody can find a spiritual home and a place where they can encounter the love of Jesus Christ that I have come to know", she said. (more...)
Democrats have greatest advantage in congressional preference since 2008 Democrats have greatest advantage in congressional preference since 2008
- December 19, 2017

Trump. The findings mark the biggest congressional preference for Democrats in the poll since 2008, when Barack Obama was elected President and the party made gains in both the House and Senate, NBC News reported. And the NBC/WSJ poll - which was conducted right after Democrats' surprising Senate victory in Alabama - finds President Donald Trump's job approval rating at 41 percent among all Americans, which is up three points from October, while 56 percent of Americans disapprove. (more...)
PM May defiant as Brexit talks enter phase 2 PM May defiant as Brexit talks enter phase 2
- December 19, 2017

Under the terms of the proposed deal, as the European Union and United Kingdom updated their regulations, they would need to ensure continuing alignment. The EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier , has warned that the United Kingdom will not be able to "cherry-pick" its way to a bespoke trade deal with Brussels that includes the best parts of all potential future arrangements. (more...)
Donald Trump Tweets GOP Having Good Year, Will Donald Trump Tweets GOP Having Good Year, Will "Do Well In 2018"
- December 19, 2017

Republican Roy Moore , a staunchly conservative former judge who was accused of sexual misconduct, was defeated by Democrat Doug Jones in the race to fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The president concluded his message with the sentiment that "Republicans will do well in 2018, very well!" This is not the first time he said he knew Moore would lose. (more...)

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