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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...)
Why does Akshay Kumar desperately need awards?
- December 21, 2017

The event was graced by Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna , Radhika Apte , R Balki , Prernaa Arora, Arjun Kapoor, Amit Trivedi and Gauri Shinde . So I'd say that there are a lot of things we need to work towards. Akshay Kumar is playing the role of Lakshmikanth while Radhika Apte has stepped into the shoes of Gayatri. The entire team of PadMan was present at the song launch in Mumbai today. (more...)
Sahitya Akademi Awards Announced, Regional Authors Shine Sahitya Akademi Awards Announced, Regional Authors Shine
- December 21, 2017

This is not the first time, the awards have stoked controversey in the last few years. According to the Ministry of Culture, 39 writers have returned their Sahitya Akademi awards during the last three years claiming that the Akademi "kept silent" when their freedom of expression was "under attack". (more...)
Police complaint against TTV aide on video release Police complaint against TTV aide on video release
- December 21, 2017

The state government has appointed a retired Madras High Court judge as the one-man commission of inquiry to look into the circumstances leading to her death. Since the video was released within 48 hours of polling, it is a model code violation. This was apparently done in light of the one man's commission probe into the suspicious death of Jayalalithaa. (more...)
DOJ Asks FBI Agents What They Found In Uranium One Investigation
- December 21, 2017

According to the NBC report , law enforcement officials claim that in addition to questions about the FBI's findings, Sessions is having his prosecutors look into whether or not the FBI's investigation was improperly shut down by the Obama administration. (more...)
USA condemns missile attack on Riyadh allegedly by Iran-backed Houthis USA condemns missile attack on Riyadh allegedly by Iran-backed Houthis
- December 21, 2017

The Iran-aligned Houthi movement said it had aimed the missile at the Saudi royal court at al-Yamama palace, where a meeting of Saudi leaders was under way. Saudi Arabia and Iran are locked in struggle for influence in West Asia. The war has also displaced millions of Yemenis and the country is nearly completely under total blockade by US major ally Saudi Arabia. (more...)
Former Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci eyes AC Milan exit Former Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci eyes AC Milan exit
- December 21, 2017

Milan , who now sit in eighth, recently took the decision to sack manager Vincenzo Montella and replace him with club legend Gennaro Gattuso. Wenger has had several defensive concerns this season, mostly due to injuries suffered to German centre-back Shkodran Mustafi. (more...)
House approves Trump's massive tax overhaul, but last-minute glitch delays final passage House approves Trump's massive tax overhaul, but last-minute glitch delays final passage
- December 21, 2017

Democrats say they're eager to make the tax bill a major issue in next year's congressional elections. "Ultimately what does it mean?" In a statement Wednesday, Trump said , "I promised the American people a big, attractive tax cut for Christmas". (more...)
Ambert alert still in effect for missing W.Va. juvenile Ambert alert still in effect for missing W.Va. juvenile
- December 21, 2017

An amber alert has been issued for a missing juvenile out of Greenbrier County who is believed to be with a convicted sex offender, according to Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department officials. Keep checking WSAZ Mobile and WSAZ.com for the latest information. According to the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department, 21-year-old Charles Krafft is likely with the two as well. (more...)
5-year-old Chicago boy shot for 2nd time in his life 5-year-old Chicago boy shot for 2nd time in his life
- December 21, 2017

The boy's mother, D'Antignay Brashear, told The Associated Press past year that she was holding the boy's hand when she heard the sound of gunfire and looked down to see a bullet had fractured her son's jaw and shattered some teeth before it went out his other cheek. (more...)

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