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Students defrauded by for-profit colleges may not get full relief Students defrauded by for-profit colleges may not get full relief
- December 21, 2017

The department will now look at average income in order to determine the value of a student's education. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Wednesday that the department is altering the Obama Administration's promise of completely erasing loans taken out by students defrauded by the Corinthian Colleges chain. (more...)
Thursday weather: Forecasters warn of dense, freezing fog
- December 21, 2017

Areas closer to HWY 24 could see temperatures drop at or below freezing by morning, so drivers would want to watch out for some slick spots there with light moisture on the ground. It will basically just be cold and breezy at times with some sunshine as we get set to end 2017. Met Éireann have given their Christmas update and their thoughts on the possibility of a white Christmas . (more...)
Sesame Street to help Syrian refugees Sesame Street to help Syrian refugees
- December 21, 2017

The award stems from a MacArthur Foundation program for organizations that solve critical problems. A $ 100 million MacArthur Foundation grant will support a massive educational effort created to help refugee children who have been displaced in the Middle East. (more...)
Infiniti Teaser Provides First Look At Sleek Concept For Detroit Infiniti Teaser Provides First Look At Sleek Concept For Detroit
- December 21, 2017

What is also interesting is that the Infiniti's production models are very much similar to their concepts, so something like the Q80 Inspiration in production form is sure to drop a lot of jaws. The Editorial department is independent of Cars.com's advertising, sales and sponsored content departments. Developed under the guidance of former BMW design boss Karim Habib, who's now in charge of design at Infiniti , the concept and the design language it features will take advantage of new ... (more...)
Trump SoHo Hotel becomes The Dominick Hotel
- December 21, 2017

Signage for the Trump SoHo hotel in New York City has been taken down. As of midnight on Thursday, the business now operates as The Dominick Hotel . The establishment has also been mired in Trump family controversy. The Trump Organization and the CIM Group did not comment on the matter upon request. (more...)
Israeli Forces Detained at Least 490 Palestinians Since Trump's Jerusalem Decision Israeli Forces Detained at Least 490 Palestinians Since Trump's Jerusalem Decision
- December 21, 2017

The US is ready to "take names" of its critics, America's ambassador to the United Nations has warned, ahead of a GA session to debate Washington's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and move its embassy there. This was followed by President Trump's Thursday's statement where he declared that the U.S. may cut financial support to the countries who vote against its position Jerusalem. (more...)
Zanco Tiny T1 World's smallest Mobile Phone launched Zanco Tiny T1 World's smallest Mobile Phone launched
- December 21, 2017

Although a number of other tiny phones already exist ( like this one, the size of a credit card ) The Zanco tiny t1 is officially the world's smallest. The device is powered by a MediaTek MTK6261D motherboard paired with 32MB of RAM. The device comes with single nano SIM support and can store up to 300 contacts in the phonebook. (more...)
Missing Australian WWI submarine discovered after 103 years Missing Australian WWI submarine discovered after 103 years
- December 21, 2017

The vessel was the first Allied submarine loss in the First World War and its disappearance marked Australia's oldest naval mystery. The HMAS AE1 disappeared on September 14, 1914, with 35 people on board, for some unknown reasons while sailing between the islands of New Britain and New Ireland, in northeastern Papua New Guinea, reports Efe news. (more...)
At least 29 dead in fitness centre fire in South Korea At least 29 dead in fitness centre fire in South Korea
- December 21, 2017

The fire, which started in the basement of an eight-storey building, occurred in the southern city of Jecheon. He said numerous people who died had been using a public bath on the second and third floors, which made it harder for them to escape. (more...)
Tie Vote Declared in Virginia's 94th House District Tie Vote Declared in Virginia's 94th House District
- December 21, 2017

A recount election in Virginia has ended without a change in result: a Democrat unseating a Republican incumbent. Meanwhile, a recount and federal lawsuit may settle a crucial Fredericksburg-area district where many voters were given the wrong ballots. (more...)
Bi-state police chase ends in crash in midtown St. Louis Bi-state police chase ends in crash in midtown St. Louis
- December 21, 2017

Renee Kriesmann of the St. Louis Police Department said the auto, a red Ford Fusion, had been taken in a carjacking the night before. He was pulled from the vehicle and put into one of the many St. The chase began near the intersection of Tucker and Cass, went into IL twice and then back over to Missouri over the Chain of Rocks Bridge, dodging and weaving on Interstate 70 and going the wrong way on city streets. (more...)
Nine dead, 20 injured in Khanewal bus collision Nine dead, 20 injured in Khanewal bus collision
- December 21, 2017

They said that the bus, moving from Lahore to Rajanpur in dense fog, hit a stationary trailer near Rasheeda Interchange on M4 motorway while moving towards Multan . It is pertinent to mention here that dense foggy conditions are prevailing over plain areas of Punjab and Upper Sindh during morning hours. Thick toxic smog has already disrupted normal life in parts of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, with flights cancelled and road accidents surging, it added. (more...)
European Union court declares Uber a transport company not a digital service European Union court declares Uber a transport company not a digital service
- December 21, 2017

This is not required for transportation services which are regulated at the national or local level to a larger extent. Another blow for Uber is that this ruling can not be challenged in the ECJ, but there is still an option to pursue an appeal in other courts. (more...)
HAL gets Rs50,000-cr IAF order for 83 Tejas fighter jets HAL gets Rs50,000-cr IAF order for 83 Tejas fighter jets
- December 21, 2017

However, further details were not available. The order for 83 fighters will go some way in making up the shortfall of fighter squadrons in the IAF but will not be able to meet IAF's authorisation of 42 squadrons. The decision sets in motion a process to acquire more of the indigenous fighter jets to make up for the IAF's depleting squadron strength. The 83 aircraft will be of Mark-1 configuration, an improved version of the single-engine fighter being inducted into the IAF. (more...)
Confederate statue removed after Memphis sells public park Confederate statue removed after Memphis sells public park
- December 21, 2017

Nathan Bedford Forrest from Health Sciences Park and of President Jefferson Davis from Fourth Bluff Park. Within minutes of the vote Wednesday night, a heavy police presence was seen near the Health Sciences Park - where a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest , a Confederate Army general, is located. (more...)
EU Court Says You're a Taxi Company EU Court Says You're a Taxi Company
- December 21, 2017

In a dense legal judgement, the ECJ said that Uber was a service that connects "by means of a smartphone application and for remuneration non-professional drivers using their own vehicle with persons who wish to make urban journeys". Following protests from taxi drivers and multiple court fights, Uber has drastically cut back its use of unlicensed drivers in the European Union and focused instead on its licensed services, such as UberX and UberBLACK. (more...)
In rural Gujarat, Congress got more seats, BJP more votes In rural Gujarat, Congress got more seats, BJP more votes
- December 21, 2017

However, in terms of seats, Congress had a higher number (71). The people of Gujarat gave me a lot of love and the biggest lesson they taught me is that irrespective of your opponent's anger or wealth, you can put up a good fight with love. (more...)
White House reveals North Korea launched the WannaCry cyber-attack White House reveals North Korea launched the WannaCry cyber-attack
- December 21, 2017

Bossert said Trump had used "just about every lever you can use, short of starving the people of North Korea to death, to change their behaviour". Bossert also said Microsoft had traced the attack to cyber affiliates of the North Korean government, and others in the security community have contributed their analysis. (more...)
Family of Australian woman shot dead by officer demands more rigorous probe Family of Australian woman shot dead by officer demands more rigorous probe
- December 21, 2017

Reading a statement to media in Sydney , Damond's father John Ruszczyk said Thursday that his family is deeply concerned about the possibility that "the initial investigation was not done properly, and with the greatest integrity or sense of completeness". (more...)
Fresh PDP Asks INEC To Disregard Elective National Convention Fresh PDP Asks INEC To Disregard Elective National Convention
- December 21, 2017

He said their intimidation will not stop the PDP from taking over from the center in 2019. The call followed speculations in some quarters that some governors and party leaders had reached a deal for the emergence of a particular candidate ‎ahead of the presidential election. (more...)
Democrats Sue to Keep GOP Congressman Accused of Sexual Harassment on Ballot Democrats Sue to Keep GOP Congressman Accused of Sexual Harassment on Ballot
- December 21, 2017

Farenthold's name not appearing on the ballot", the lawsuit continued. (It doesn't seem like missing the deadline was intentional sabotage: The suit notes that Farenthold asked his party not to include him.) But the SOS doesn't really have much authority over enforcing that rule, as attorneys discovered after a December 19 federal court hearing. (more...)
Lebanese Uber driver held for murdering British embassy worker
- December 21, 2017

This record does not show up on his judicial record. Uber said it was aware of the documents but that it was up to the government to make checks. Machnouk advised those in the country to refrain from using the app, calling on them to use private taxi companies instead. 'Dealing with Uber is risky and it is better we return to traditional ways'. (more...)
Unlike Obama, Trump Approves Weapons Sale to Ukraine Unlike Obama, Trump Approves Weapons Sale to Ukraine
- December 21, 2017

The Washington Post said earlier citing its sources in the USA government that the Department of State had approved a commercial license for exports to Ukraine of Barrett M107A1 sniper systems, munitions and spare parts for them to a sum of $41.5 million. (more...)
Quake in Tehran Kills 2, Injures 100 Quake in Tehran Kills 2, Injures 100
- December 21, 2017

After a 4.9 magnitude quake forced people in Tehran to flee into streets, all educational institutions and many offices have been closed for Thursday. Tasnim news agency quoted Minister of Sports Masud Soltanifar as saying sport centers in the cities of Karaj in Alborz Province and Eslamshahr in southern Tehran were open to the public to spend the night. (more...)
Iranian, Syrian Top Negotiators Hold Talks in Astana Iranian, Syrian Top Negotiators Hold Talks in Astana
- December 21, 2017

The UK-based Syrian Observatory said more than 200 civilians, including many children, have been killed in air raids on Eastern Ghouta since mid-November. "The ratification of the agreement is of strategic importance", Chairman of the State Duma Committee for Foreign Affairs Leonid Slutsky said addressing the Duma's plenary meeting. (more...)
Bihar: Five labourers killed, several injured in boiler blast in sugar factory Bihar: Five labourers killed, several injured in boiler blast in sugar factory
- December 21, 2017

Shamsuddin. It is feared that several other workers may still be trapped under the debris. Nine critically injured workers sustained more than 90 percent burn injuries, Gopalganj district government hospital superintendent Shashikant Mishra said. (more...)
SA Jews welcome ANC decision to downgrade Israel embassy SA Jews welcome ANC decision to downgrade Israel embassy
- December 21, 2017

The SAJD and SAZF said it appeared that the ANC's foreign policy formulation process "was hijacked by forces that have a limited interest in promoting South Africa's and key South African communities' well-being and are rather obsessed with undermining the viability of Israel and harming the local Jewish community". (more...)
Irish tourist dies kiteboarding in rough sea Irish tourist dies kiteboarding in rough sea
- December 21, 2017

According to local media reports, the kite surfer came into distress when his control line became tangled with a buoy about 50 meters off shore. Rescuers pulled him from the sea and attempted to resuscitate him for at least ten minutes, to no avail. (more...)
CBFC to set up historians panel on Padmavati CBFC to set up historians panel on Padmavati
- December 21, 2017

However, a functionary at Viacom 18 said there was no plan to release the film globally without it being cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). There is no word yet on how long the CBFC will take to appoint the team of historians. Because of the year-end, some board members were on holiday and a few others had called in sick. (more...)
Pence: We're 'fully cooperating' with Mueller investigation Pence: We're 'fully cooperating' with Mueller investigation
- December 21, 2017

The trip to Egypt and Israel, due to begin Tuesday, December 19, has been pushed back to mid-January, allowing Pence to remain in Washington in case he needs to cast the deciding vote in the Senate over President Donald Trump's tax reforms. (more...)

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