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Impact of Atlanta airport power outage 'minimal' in Charleston Impact of Atlanta airport power outage 'minimal' in Charleston
- December 19, 2017

Ernest Henderson was looking to see if his 9 a.m. flight on Monday to Atlanta was still in place. Delta, which has its hub in Atlanta , canceled nearly 400 flights Monday, per CNN . While travelers inside the terminal were left in limbo, passengers on planes were stuck on the runways, some for several hours. The outage was first reported about 1 p.m. (more...)
Aussie man arrested in Bali on drug charge Aussie man arrested in Bali on drug charge
- December 19, 2017

It was not immediately clear if any of the three, who were identified only by their initials, would face the death penalty if convicted. The 35-year-old was reportedly carrying 19 grams of methamphetamine and ecstasy when he was detained at Bali's worldwide airport on December 4, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. (more...)
Dunkin Donuts creates coffee tasting beer for winter solstice Dunkin Donuts creates coffee tasting beer for winter solstice
- December 19, 2017

The beer is being released at the Wormtown brewery with a ceremonial keg tapping on December 21 to celebrate the "darkest day of the year", according to a DD announcement today, while local DD franchise owner Rob Branca and Wormtown will be donating $11,500 to a local food bank. (more...)
Hindu nationalist group warns Christian schools in India against celebrating Christmas Hindu nationalist group warns Christian schools in India against celebrating Christmas
- December 19, 2017

The organization known as the Hindu Jagran Manch (HJM) in Aligarh have reportedly asked Christian schools associated with different dioceses not to celebrate Christmas, claiming that it is a step towards forcing Hindus to convert to Christianity. (more...)
Rubio switches to 'yes' on GOP tax bill, giving it big boost Rubio switches to 'yes' on GOP tax bill, giving it big boost
- December 19, 2017

Both SALT deductions and the MID affect mostly coastal blue states with high taxes and expensive housing markets. "Thus, illegal aliens can still receive billions of dollars in tax credits for their US -born children", Ting wrote in a post on the Center for Immigration Studies website. (more...)
McMaster: 'I don't think we can tolerate' a nuclear North Korea
- December 19, 2017

McMaster's comments come after Tillerson spoke at a special meeting of the UN Security Council on Friday, urging tougher global action to rein in Pyongyang and confronting North Korea's ambassador to the UN over his claims that the USA is to blame for tensions on the Korean peninsula. (more...)
New guidance on sex education is vital, says Union New guidance on sex education is vital, says Union
- December 19, 2017

That is the question ministers are asking parents , young people and campaign groups in an eight-week consultation on the new sex and relationship education guidance launched today. They mostly lack affirmation of their identity and the provision of life-saving safer sex advice. Want to keep up with the latest education news and opinion? "We should be teaching young children broad values of respect and tolerance, not ordering them to accept adult sexual relationships which they are far ... (more...)
Are We Going to War With Iran? Are We Going to War With Iran?
- December 19, 2017

The Houthis are a terrorist group supported by Iran. Macron, critical of recent ballistic missile tests by Iran, floated the idea of additional sanctions against the nation for a military program that Tehran suggests is exclusively defensive. (more...)
NZ court upholds decision to reject media merger to protect democracy NZ court upholds decision to reject media merger to protect democracy
- December 19, 2017

NEW Zealand's High Court today upheld the corporate watchdog's decision to reject a merger between the country's two largest media companies, saying it could pose a "meaningful" risk to democracy. The court indicated the commission was entitled to costs. But, overall, the court backed the commission's handling of the merger investigation. Fairfax NZ chief executive Sinead Boucher said the two companies had sought the merger because they believed it was in the best interests of the New ... (more...)
Train derails from track while moving at 80mph Train derails from track while moving at 80mph
- December 19, 2017

Sound Transit spokesperson Geoff Patrick said contractors tested the new tracks and train signals repeatedly this year: Trains made practice runs at various speeds, up to the speed limit of 79 miles an hour. "They were catapulted to the front of the vehicle and they were pretty badly injured, they were unconscious but still breathing", said Chris Karnes, about other passengers, to ABC News. (more...)
Modi Taking India Back To Medieval Past: Rahul After Elevation Modi Taking India Back To Medieval Past: Rahul After Elevation
- December 19, 2017

They set fire and we douse it. "Stand up to them - and their anger and hatred makes all of you and us stronger", said Gandhi, after taking charge as the Congress president from his mother Sonia Gandhi , who remained at the helm for a record 19 years. (more...)
Fed's Kashkari says voted against rate rise on inflation, yield curve worries
- December 19, 2017

At her press conference following the conclusion of the FOMC meeting on December 13, Yellen dismissed concerns over a flatter yield curve, saying it was mainly due to higher short-end rates and historically low long-term inflation expectations. (more...)
Attorney had sex with jailed woman; made porn videos, reports say Attorney had sex with jailed woman; made porn videos, reports say
- December 19, 2017

According to deputies, Spark visited 25-year-old inmate Shauna Boselli on November 25 by misrepresenting himself to the jail as her attorney. Spark would offer money in exchange for sex, the sheriff says. "This time we wired the room with audio and video and caught Spark in the attorney visitation room with (the inmate) as they were about to begin the sex act, and he was fully exposed when detectives entered the room". (more...)
Trump says he's not planning to fire special counsel Robert Mueller Trump says he's not planning to fire special counsel Robert Mueller
- December 19, 2017

The letter was sent to the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, and the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. "The individuals don't have any right to privacy in these emails because they were on a government server, so they should have known that they had no right to privacy in them", Wood said. (more...)
TODAY'S FORECAST: Chance of snow showers, high near 38 TODAY'S FORECAST: Chance of snow showers, high near 38
- December 19, 2017

Southeast wind around 7 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Sunday: Partly sunny - high near 38. South wind 5 to 7 miles per hour. Tomorrow: Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Wind: NE 10-15 miles per hour. Our current forecast calls for a high on Saturday in the low 60s and a high on Sunday around 60° with scattered rains for both days. (more...)
Stryker Corp (SYK) Holder Gvo Asset Management LTD Lifted Holding Stryker Corp (SYK) Holder Gvo Asset Management LTD Lifted Holding
- December 19, 2017

Davenport & Company Llc who had been investing in Shw for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $37.76 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.18% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $65.86. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Monday, October 30 by BMO Capital Markets. (more...)
Banco Santander (Brasil) SA (BSBR)
- December 19, 2017

Many analysts have provided their estimated foresights on Banco Santander (Brasil ) S.A. Earnings, with 3 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $0.21. While in the same Quarter Previous year, the Actual EPS was $0.12. Banco Santander Chile ( NYSE BSAC ) traded up $2.98 during trading on Friday, hitting $31.97. (more...)
Israel 'will not tolerate' Gaza rocket fire - Lieberman Israel 'will not tolerate' Gaza rocket fire - Lieberman
- December 19, 2017

A number have been intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system, a few did not reach their target and seven have landed in Israel. Referring to Hamas' arrests of Salafi militants in Gaza to curb the rocket fire into Israel, Lieberman said: "Israel is prepared and ready as it has never been before, and from what we have seen in the past two days, Hamas has internalized and understands this, too". (more...)
Trump talked about rescinding Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court Trump talked about rescinding Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court
- December 19, 2017

Trump, according to several people with knowledge of the discussions, was upset that Gorsuch had pointedly distanced himself from the president in a private February meeting with Sen. Indeed, Trump is said to have exploded over the apparent criticism from Gorsuch-prompting fears the Supreme Court Justice's confirmation would collapse. (more...)
Four arrested as tenth terrorist plot is thwarted Four arrested as tenth terrorist plot is thwarted
- December 19, 2017

They added: "The public may have heard loud bangs at the time police entered the properties". Police have cordoned off Sheffield Road, Whittington Moor, and a bomb disposal team are now at nearby King Street North. The arrested men, who are thought to have Islamist links, were detained on suspicion being involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under the Terrorism Act 2000. (more...)
Japan minister says agrees with S.Korea that China's… Japan minister says agrees with S.Korea that China's…
- December 19, 2017

The pair got nowhere in trying to iron out differences of opinion regarding the agreement reached between the two countries in 2015 to resolve the issue permanently. North Korea has boasted of developing a missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and reaching the mainland United States in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions and worldwide condemnation, including from its lone major ally, China. (more...)
Milan made fools of themselves at Verona, says Gattuso Milan made fools of themselves at Verona, says Gattuso
- December 19, 2017

The Rossoneri are eighth in Serie A on 24 points, 18 behind leaders Napoli. "Then, at the first sign of trouble, we collapsed as we have so often this season". Franck Kessie nearly equalised immediately, only for Nicolas to parry, and the Verona goalkeeper also denied Suso shortly before half-time. Milan's misery was complete in stoppage time when forward Suso was shown a straight red card after a video review of his stamp on Verona midfielder Daniele Verde. (more...)
Ivanka, husband sued over financial disclosure Ivanka, husband sued over financial disclosure
- December 19, 2017

Lovitky's complaint alleges the couple both failed to identify assets owned by 30 investment funds they had stakes in, and that each of them should have claimed the value of and income they derived from two investment vehicles, but neither of them did. (more...)
Man murdered outside Times Square bar Man murdered outside Times Square bar
- December 19, 2017

Police said they believed the shooting was not related to terrorism, nor was it a random attack. The suspect then pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the head. A witness told Fox 5 News that she saw a woman holding the victim after the shooting. However, a witness who works across the street told NBC 4 NY that he didn't see any sort of altercation, but instead saw the victim walk out of the bar when the suspect shot him. (more...)
65 media workers killed doing their jobs in 2017 65 media workers killed doing their jobs in 2017
- December 19, 2017

This is partly due to better protection, to the reporters, but also to the fact that in the unsafe countries that "get rid of journalists " - that's how things are, for example, in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Libya. The organisation said among the dead were 50 professional journalists , seven citizen journalists and eight other media workers. Out of 65 journalists killed in the year, 39 were deliberately killed and 26 died while performing their duties. (more...)
HMS Queen Elizabeth: Leak discovered on new £3.1bn aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth: Leak discovered on new £3.1bn aircraft carrier
- December 19, 2017

A spokesperson said: "This is scheduled for fix while she is alongside at Portsmouth ". In a moving speech to the crew in Portsmouth, she said: 'The most powerful and capable ship ever to raise the White Ensign, she will in the years and decades ahead represent the country's resolve on the global stage.' The Navy has not had an aircraft carrier since HMS Illustrious was scrapped in 2014. (more...)
Trump's Jerusalem statement violates global law: Scholars Trump's Jerusalem statement violates global law: Scholars
- December 19, 2017

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he will no longer accept the U.S.as a Mideast mediator, using some of his harshest rhetoric since President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital. A Palestinian official has denounced the USA veto of a United Nations resolution on the status of Jerusalem as a "provocation". Trump's Jerusalem move has prompted global criticism and sparked protests across the world. (more...)
Bangladesh: 10 killed and 50 injured in stampede Bangladesh: 10 killed and 50 injured in stampede
- December 19, 2017

Late ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury's family announced Tk 100,000 as compensation for each of the families of the victims who died in the stampede, Zawaharlal Hazari, Deputy Office Secretary of City unit Awami League (AL) told journalists today. Mohammad Hamid, a duty officer of the hospital's police, said that all who died in the stampede were men. Speaking to the AFP news agency, a police official said the death toll could rise because at least 15 of the wounded were critically injured. (more...)
Russian Federation arrests Norwegian national on allegations of espionage
- December 19, 2017

According to the Russian media reports , he was arrested by Russian security forces from FSB for spying after allegedly receiving secret documents. He was known for being a strong proponent of Norwegian-Russian cooperation. The Norwegian broadcaster TV2 said that the 62-year-old used to work at the Norwegian Border Commissioner, a government agency that oversees laws and traffic at the border with Russian Federation. (more...)
Student Wrongly Tried For Rape Plans To Sue Police Student Wrongly Tried For Rape Plans To Sue Police
- December 19, 2017

Prosecutor Jerry Hayes - who took over the case one day before the trial began and ordered police to hand over records - said the failure in disclosure was "inexcusable". "Mr Allan leaves the courtroom an innocent man without a stain on his character". Allan's mother, Lorraine Allan, 46, blamed the "current climate" that has men treated as "guilty until you can prove you're innocent". (more...)

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