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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...)
'US Will Be Taking Names' Of UN Votes On Jerusalem Resolution 'US Will Be Taking Names' Of UN Votes On Jerusalem Resolution
- December 21, 2017

General Assembly vote seeking to reject President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. "They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars and then they vote against us", Trump said at the White House. (more...)
Republicans have just passed the worst tax bill in American history Republicans have just passed the worst tax bill in American history
- December 21, 2017

One Democrat yelled, "Do over!" The vote is a political victory for two lawmakers who had yet to make names for themselves during the last major tax overhaul in 1986. Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen said the bill will harm millions of middle-class families. Democrats cited forecasts from the Congressional Budget Office that the elimination of the mandate would lead to higher premiums and more uninsured people. (more...)
Sen. Rand Paul threatens to block House surveillance bill
- December 21, 2017

Intelligence Committee chair Devin Nunes has informed the media that the vote to extend FISA Section 702, which lets the NSA and Federal Bureau of Investigation collect online communications of foreign targets from USA companies, won't happen "for now". (more...)
FIFA Rankings: Iran end 2017 in 32nd place FIFA Rankings: Iran end 2017 in 32nd place
- December 21, 2017

Released on Thursday, the new table sees the Black Stars move from a previous 51st position of November to a current 50 spot, but with no increase in total accumulated points. 1 spot while Brazil is at No. 2. Spain, Poland, Switzerland, France and Chile complete the top ten in that order. Lebanon, in fact, have risen 62 places over the course of 2017 - the third-biggest overall gain in 2017 behind Macedonia (76th, up 86) and Andorra (138th, up 65). (more...)
Khoisan activists push land cause at ANC conference Khoisan activists push land cause at ANC conference
- December 21, 2017

Zuzana Brixiova, a senior analyst at Moody's said that Ramaphosa's victory meant there could be a "tentative prospect of a shift in policy and a rise in business confidence that could reverse the gradual deterioration in South Africa's credit fundamentals". (more...)
Key Ally of UK Prime Minister Resigns Amid Porn Scandal Key Ally of UK Prime Minister Resigns Amid Porn Scandal
- December 21, 2017

Mr Green also said he deeply regretted causing distress to Ms Maltby. In response, Green said that the story was untrue. "I accept that I should have been clear in my press statements that police lawyers talked to my lawyers in 2008 about the pornography on the computers, and that the police raised it with me in a subsequent phone call in 2013", he said. (more...)
Disaster victims to suffer additional losses from Republican tax bill Disaster victims to suffer additional losses from Republican tax bill
- December 21, 2017

Given the potentially very short window between enactment and year-end, individuals and businesses should consider what actions may be warranted now, without delaying until tax reform is actually signed into law. Rep. Joseph D. Courtney, D-2nd District, said. Therefore, if you are approaching the limits on section 179 expensing for 2017, or are considering purchasing used property, you should wait until after year-end to make any large purchases of qualified business property, in order to ... (more...)
Gregg H. Alton Sells 15000 Shares of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD) Stock
- December 21, 2017

It has underperformed by 29.57% the S&P500. Analysts have placed a $85.7 price target on Gilead Sciences, Inc ., suggesting a 15.8% gain from recent close. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, May 27 by Telsey Advisory Group. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, October 6 by RBC Capital Markets. (more...)
Nawaz nominates brother Shehbaz Sharif as PM candidate Nawaz nominates brother Shehbaz Sharif as PM candidate
- December 21, 2017

Nawaz Sharif did not nominate Shehbaz as PML-N's candidate for prime minister after he was disqualified. However, with the announcement regarding the Prime minister candidature, it seems the hatchet is buried. "We have assured Tahirul Qadri if he protests within the law we will be with him". Senior leaders of the party met at the former PM's residence in Jati Umra on Wednesday. (more...)
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...)

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