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Obamacare signups beat expectations, despite Trump administration's opposition Obamacare signups beat expectations, despite Trump administration's opposition
- December 21, 2017

Seema Verma , administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said her agency took a "more cost effective" approach to outreach this year. The high level of demand came despite fears that an enrollment season cut in half and a sharp reduction in outreach budgets would depress the number of sign-ups. (more...)
Retired Maine State Police Trooper Accused of Trafficking Fentanyl, Cocaine Retired Maine State Police Trooper Accused of Trafficking Fentanyl, Cocaine
- December 21, 2017

The MDEA was aware that the sale was expected to take place and had agents on hand, said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety. More charges are expected to follow , Pelletier said. Linscott is from Buxton and retired from State Police service in 2010 after 22 years of service. (more...)
Donald Trump Gets Permission for Doonbeg 'Wall' Donald Trump Gets Permission for Doonbeg 'Wall'
- December 21, 2017

The community was "100 per cent behind the efforts" to build the barrier, he said, adding that the resort "is the lifeblood of hundreds of employees that work here who are really extensions of our family, that are wonderful people that rely on this property every single day for jobs". (more...)
Ivanka Trump Botches Some Basic Details of Tax Plan Ivanka Trump Botches Some Basic Details of Tax Plan
- December 21, 2017

I actually understand what it is the president has been dealing with", he continued. I have not liked the tearing down of the media. Accusations hurled at Corker that he only flipped on the tax bill due to the so-called "Corker Kickback", a provision added at the last minute that allows limited liability companies that own real estate to take advantage of a large tax deduction. (more...)
State of anarchy in Karnataka, alleges Yogi Adityanath State of anarchy in Karnataka, alleges Yogi Adityanath
- December 21, 2017

After the BJP victory in Gujarat assembly elections , Yogi Adityanath , one of the party's top drawer campaigners, set the tone for the assembly polls in Karnataka that will be held early next year. Former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav attacked the state police on this move and said that "It's a New Year gift to the people of Uttar Pradesh, taking selfies will invite action under UPCOCA". (more...)
Myanmar Bars UN Official From Visiting The Country Myanmar Bars UN Official From Visiting The Country
- December 21, 2017

The inclusion of Myanmar's Maung Maung Soe on the list was perhaps the most dramatic move in terms of USA foreign policy. -Yahya Jammeh, Gambia's former president. The sanctions against the 13 people described by the Treasury Department as "serious human rights abusers and corrupt actors" and the 39 "affiliated individuals and entities" were the first imposed under a USA law called the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act. (more...)
Air tests positive for alcohol after police shut down frat party Air tests positive for alcohol after police shut down frat party
- December 21, 2017

A trio of dispatched patrol officers pulled up to the home and knocked on the front door. The six students who lived at the home, Ashton Acosta, Matthew Berger, Jeffrey Becker, Tristan Ralph, Kevin Alkinburg and Anthony Acosta were charged with 126 counts of "allowing underage possession of alcohol and furnishing alcohol to a minor", court documents stated. (more...)
Jungle Book: Origins ditches lazy name for slightly improved 'Mowgli' Jungle Book: Origins ditches lazy name for slightly improved 'Mowgli'
- December 21, 2017

It looks like Serkis' version is back on track, as the film now has a new name, along with a new synopsis. An award-winning cast will populate the jungle in Warner Bros .' adaptation, including Christian Bale as nefarious panther Bagheera, Benedict Cumberbatch as Shere Khan, and Cate Blanchett as Kaa. (more...)
Protesters Found Not Guilty in DC Inauguration Riot Trial Protesters Found Not Guilty in DC Inauguration Riot Trial
- December 21, 2017

Those felony rioting charges had been dropped, but the defendants were still facing misdemeanor charges for alleged rioting and destruction of property. The defendants were the first group to stand trial of the dozens of other protesters arrested the same day . "They conspired by joining in the group to do unlawful things on the streets of your city". (more...)
South Puget Sound couple among those killed in Mexican bus crash South Puget Sound couple among those killed in Mexican bus crash
- December 21, 2017

One of the bus passengers killed was Bob Bever from Athens. Martin said investigators were working to determine the cause of the crash, which occurred as the bus was on its way to the ruins at Chacchoben, about 110 miles south of Tulum. Quintana Roo state prosecutors said Wednesday that a preliminary manslaughter investigation indicated the driver lost control of the bus and when he tried to get back on the narrow highway, the bus flipped, struck a tree and landed in vegetation along the ... (more...)
Lady Florence Bjelke-Petersen's family welcomes state funeral offer Lady Florence Bjelke-Petersen's family welcomes state funeral offer
- December 21, 2017

It is the same place where her husband and former Queensland Premier Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen was farewelled with a state funeral after he died at the age of 94 in April 2005. Ms Rinehart, the chief executive of iron ore development company Hancock Prospecting , founded after her father Lang Hancock discovered iron ore in the Pilbara in 1952, said her family became close friends with the Bjelke-Petersen family over many years. (more...)
A Few Positives and Negatives For Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ:COST)
- December 21, 2017

Technical traders may be staring at recent indicator levels on shares of Costco Wholesale Corporation ( COST ). Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: COST ) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, December 14th. First Personal holds 17,400 shares or 0.6% of its portfolio. Delta Asset Management LLC TN now owns 627 shares of the retailer's stock worth $100,000 after purchasing an additional 65 shares in the last quarter. (more...)
City dedicates part of Fourth Street as Heather Heyer Way City dedicates part of Fourth Street as Heather Heyer Way
- December 21, 2017

Family and friends of Heyer, as well as several dozen residents and city officials, gathered on the street that was the site of her death. Among those who spoke was Heyer's mother, Susan Bro . Since her daughter's death, Bro co-founded the with Wilson. "I find it easier to go to the cemetery than to come here, frankly", Bro said. And Mayor Mike Signer said this was just one way in which the city is healing and transcending the tragedy of August 12th. (more...)
North Korea reportedly testing anthrax-loaded ICBMs North Korea reportedly testing anthrax-loaded ICBMs
- December 21, 2017

The Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile, at an undisclosed location in North Korea , November 29, 2017. North Korea rejected USA allegations that it is developing biological weapons , saying that the claim is part of Washington's scheme to stifle the regime, according to a Yonhap report on Wednesday (Dec 20). (more...)
Powerball winning numbers for 12/20/2017; jackpot $269 million Powerball winning numbers for 12/20/2017; jackpot $269 million
- December 21, 2017

The Pennsylvania Lottery has sold 17 jackpot-winning Powerball tickets since joining the game in 2002 and two jackpot-winning Mega Millions ticket since joining the game in 2010. Mega Millions jackpots also start at $40 million and roll until the jackpot is won. Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. (more...)
Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) Analysts See $1.45 EPS Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) Analysts See $1.45 EPS
- December 21, 2017

The company has market cap of $22.71 billion. The company's stock had a trading volume of 17,109,662 shares, compared to its average volume of 21,350,000. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Alibaba Group by 20.4% during the 1st quarter. Therefore 74% are positive. (more...)
U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as capital 'null and void' U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as capital 'null and void'
- December 21, 2017

In response to the unilateral decision made by U.S. President Donald Trump on December 6, Turkey called for an extraordinary summit of the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Istanbul on December 13, which declared East Jerusalem the capital of Palestine "under occupation". (more...)
Garmin launches 'Vivosport' smart activity tracker in India Garmin launches 'Vivosport' smart activity tracker in India
- December 21, 2017

It is equipped with wrist-based heart rate monitor, activity apps and built-in Global Positioning System for mapping out the activities. "By all means, it is a ideal gadget for monitoring your health all the way and anytime". Garmin is touting the Vivosport to be a "smart" fitness tracker and it comes with few tricks up its sleeves. Dubbed as the Garmin Vivosport, the Global Positioning System enabled fitness band is priced at Rs 15,990 and will be selling on Amazon India, as well as on ... (more...)
West Bengal: Sabang Assembly bypoll today West Bengal: Sabang Assembly bypoll today
- December 21, 2017

Officials added that with more than 300 polling booths and 480 polling premises, the Election Commission had deployed eight companies of central paramilitary forces to provide security. The BJP had received only 2.6 per cent votes - an improvement from its 2011 performance, when it received 1.3 per cent of the votes. "The people will give him a befitting reply", he said. (more...)
Watch the Trailer for A Futile and Stupid Gesture from Netflix Watch the Trailer for A Futile and Stupid Gesture from Netflix
- December 21, 2017

Will Forte fills the role of Kenney, who co-founded the comedy magazine with fellow Harvard students Henry Beard and Robert Hoffman shortly after graduation, forming what would become a cornerstone of American comedy that flourished from a humor magazine into a nationwide brand. (more...)
Bid to end logjam fails, Congress disrupts Parliament for fourth straight day Bid to end logjam fails, Congress disrupts Parliament for fourth straight day
- December 21, 2017

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel said that the Prime Minister could not come in the House if such ruckus continue on a daily basis. But when Naidu adjourned the proceedings till 2 pm , members were surprised. "Where is justice", he asked and wondered "what kind of Parliament is this?" "The meeting had run for three hours and the next day, Aiyar called me "Neech" (low-born)", the prime minister said. (more...)
Ugandan legislators vote to remove presidential age limit Ugandan legislators vote to remove presidential age limit
- December 21, 2017

The president now has to sign the bill into law. Parliament on Monday began debating a bill, presented by a Museveni loyalist, that proposes removing the stipulation a presidential candidate cannot be more than 75 years old, something which opposition activists and rights groups say opens the door for him to be president for life. (more...)
White House predicts tax reform will boost Trump's approval White House predicts tax reform will boost Trump's approval
- December 21, 2017

The erroneous tweet cited Sanders saying that the White house "begged Democrats" to get involved in tax reform. Later, The Hill tweeted an accurate headline stating Huckabee Sanders said that Democrats "should have been "begging" to participate in tax reform". (more...)
Cuba President Raul Castro to step down in 2018 Cuba President Raul Castro to step down in 2018
- December 21, 2017

Fidel Castro died in November 2016. The decision comes due to delays in the nomination of delegates to municipal assemblies because of the damage cause by Hurricane Irma. Trump re-imposed restrictions on Americans' ability to travel to Cuba, cutting into a tourism boom that had helped buffer the island's economy against a decline in trade with socialist ally Venezuela. (more...)
America blames North Korea for WannaCry ransomware outbreak America blames North Korea for WannaCry ransomware outbreak
- December 21, 2017

Tom Bossert, the homeland security adviser to Trump administration has, on Monday, written an op-ed in Wall Street Journal saying that North Korea was "directly responsible" for the WannaCry ransom ware attack and that North Korea will be held accountable for it. (more...)
California fire now second-largest in state history California fire now second-largest in state history
- December 21, 2017

A wildfire that's burned hundreds of homes in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles is now the second-largest blaze in California history. On Tuesday, officials scaled back evacuation orders, cut firefighting personnel to 6,800 from about 8,500 and reported improved air quality. (more...)
Candidates to wait longer as government withholds KCSE results for 10 schools Candidates to wait longer as government withholds KCSE results for 10 schools
- December 21, 2017

Over the weekend, reports had indicated that KNEC would brief President Uhuru Kenyatta about the results on today (Wednesday) at 9am ahead of their release at 10am. He argues that by not releasing the marked answer sheets to candidates through their respective schools where they sat the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) or the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations (KCSE), KNEC variously violates the Constitution of Kenya, 2010. (more...)
Fifth Third Bancorp unveils bonuses, minimum wage hike after tax bill passage Fifth Third Bancorp unveils bonuses, minimum wage hike after tax bill passage
- December 21, 2017

It is good for our communities, employees and Fifth Third Bank". CINCINNATI, OHIO -Fifth Third Bancorp announced plans to raise its minimum hourly wage for all employees to $15 and distribute a one-time bonus of $1,000 for more than 13,500 employees. (more...)
Countries defy Trump, approve Jerusalem UN resolution Countries defy Trump, approve Jerusalem UN resolution
- December 21, 2017

The two countries' draft measure echoes the measure that was vetoed on Monday, and reiterates that any decision on the status of Jerusalem has no legal effect and must be rescinded. Our decision is clear", Erdogan said at a cultural awards ceremony in Ankara on Thursday. President Donald Trump on Wednesday issued a direct threat against countries that voted in favor of a United Nations resolution that condemned the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (more...)
Nevada Humane Society to Offer Santa Pet Delivery on Christmas Day Nevada Humane Society to Offer Santa Pet Delivery on Christmas Day
- December 21, 2017

The owner of 27 Chihuahuas and three cats turned them over to the Ramona Humane Society on Wednesday, Dec. 20, and the pets are available for adoption. "In our minds that means willful neglect, that the owners did not seek medical attention for Daisy right away like they should have", Bob Citrullo said. (more...)

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