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Turtle tangled in cocaine bundles freed by US Coast Guard crew Turtle tangled in cocaine bundles freed by US Coast Guard crew
- December 22, 2017

Crew members carefully cut the lines wrapped around the sea turtle, freeing the reptile. The boat crew also reeled in more than 75-feet of line in order to prevent other sea creatures from getting caught in the rope. Two dozen suspected smugglers were also apprehended. The Thetis returned to its Key West, Fla., homeport Sunday following the 68-day Pacific deployment, when the crew worked along with the U.S. (more...)
Funeral Mass for Cardinal Law: even cardinals make mistakes Funeral Mass for Cardinal Law: even cardinals make mistakes
- December 22, 2017

He resigned in 2002 and the Catholic Church moved him to Rome, where he served at St. Mary Major Basilica before retiring. Priests, he said, had a lofty responsibility and sometimes "we can be lacking", but he prayed that God will "welcome him to eternal paradise". (more...)
Girl in 'Slender Man' Stabbing Sentenced to 25 Years in Mental Hospital Girl in 'Slender Man' Stabbing Sentenced to 25 Years in Mental Hospital
- December 22, 2017

Anissa Weier , 16, will now spend 25 years under a mental health institution's supervision, with credit for her 1,301 days already spent in incarceration. The event also stressed her marriage, Stacie Leutner said, creating "a cavern" between the couple. The mother wrote that her daughter's emotional trauma would "remain with her for a very long time". (more...)
Mark Schwahn Loses His Job On Mark Schwahn Loses His Job On "The Royals" Following Litany Of Allegations
- December 22, 2017

Actress Sophia Bush , on the left in the file photo, signed a letter penned by 18 women on " One Tree Hill " acknowledging show creator Mark Schwahn's alleged sexual harassment. The Royals is a soap opera based on a fictionalized version of the British royal family and stars Elizabeth Hurley and William Moseley. After Schwahn's removal, Wauchope tweeted , "The end". (more...)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: 'A Lot of Interest in Infrastructure' Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: 'A Lot of Interest in Infrastructure'
- December 22, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell threw cold water Thursday on the idea of doing welfare and entitlement reform on a partisan basis next year. Lindsey Graham of SC pushed for GOP senators not to move on yet from Obamacare. Graham said that change is not enough. And doing something that controversial in an election year seems extremely unlikely, particularly given Congress's inability in 2017 to get it together to repeal and replace Obamacare, a topic of much greater unanimity among ... (more...)
U.S. pressures China to do more about North Korea's nuclear program U.S. pressures China to do more about North Korea's nuclear program
- December 22, 2017

North Korea is not behaving as if there is an imminent threat of war with the USA over its nuclear program, according to a senior United Nations envoy who recently returned from the secretive nation. The pressure campaign "will not abate, we will not be rolling any of it back, it will only be intensified as time goes by, and it will remain in place until they agree to give up their nuclear weapons and allow us to verify that that is in fact what they have done", he added. (more...)
Nikki Haley Embarrassed America by Bullying UN: Ex-NATO Ambassador Nikki Haley Embarrassed America by Bullying UN: Ex-NATO Ambassador
- December 22, 2017

On Monday, US Permanen Representative Nikki Haley vetoed the Council, resolution introduced by Egypt seeking to express "deep regret at the recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem" and ask other countries to not follow Washington and move their embassies to the city considered holy by Jews, Christians and Muslims. (more...)
Jobless rate up in Tennessee but still near historic low
- December 22, 2017

November's unemployment rate of 3.3 percent continues a long stretch of the state's jobless rate landing well below 4 percent. Using data that are not seasonally adjusted and averaging the numbers each month shows CT has added 5,000 jobs over 2016 in the 12 months ending in November, he said. (more...)
State Suing Brown Co. Hotel For Fining Guest $350 For Bad Review State Suing Brown Co. Hotel For Fining Guest $350 For Bad Review
- December 22, 2017

The state of IN is suing a Brown County hotel, saying a policy to charge customers who leave negative reviews is unfair. The lawsuit asks the court to prohibit any hotel from maintaining such a policy. The state Attorney General's office filed a lawsuit against the hotel's management group, Abbey Management, on December 15, claiming that the hotel violated Indiana's Deceptive Consumer Sales Act by enforcing an "unfair, abusive and deceptive" policy. (more...)
Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research
- December 22, 2017

Therefore 44% are positive. The company's revenue was up 4.6% compared to the same quarter past year. Over the past three months, Citizens Financial Group, Inc . Its up 0.18, from 0.67 in 2017Q2. Investors who are keeping close eye on the stock of Philip Morris International Inc. Further, company shares have been seen trading -2.11% off of the 52 week high and 33.07% away from the 52 week low. (more...)
Fake UPS Deliverymen Shoot Man While Pretending To Deliver Package Fake UPS Deliverymen Shoot Man While Pretending To Deliver Package
- December 22, 2017

Of course, most of these deliveries are handled by companies like UPS, whose all-too-recognizable logo, trucks, and uniformed workers are so pervasive that most people won't question them when they knock on their front door. The gunmen ran in an unknown direction, police said. The man is a father of two, according to WINS . The two suspects, however, managed to escape on foot before police arrived on the scene. (more...)
Turkey to reject USA court order on Iran sanctions Turkey to reject USA court order on Iran sanctions
- December 22, 2017

Hurriyet said the Istanbul prosecutor's order to arrest Korkmaz's parents came after his testimony in the USA case in which he said he gave documents related to the 2013 investigation to his mother to keep. The case has strained relations between Turkey and the United States, which are North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies. Atilla has pleaded not guilty and Halkbank has denied involvement in any illegal transactions. (more...)
NYC Schools Chancellor Farina to retire NYC Schools Chancellor Farina to retire
- December 22, 2017

It has been widely speculated that Farina, who is 75, would not serve a second term as chancellor under Mayor Bill de Blasio, Politico reported. "The thing I'm proudest of is the fact that we have brought back dignity to teaching, joy to learning and trust to the system", Farina said. (more...)
Winter weather advisory in effect Winter weather advisory in effect
- December 22, 2017

Rain and snow showers are likely Saturday night , becoming all snow after 11 p.m. Northwest wind around 7 miles per hour. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for southern Vermont with up to 10 inches of snow predicted and also heavy mixed precipitation in some areas. (more...)
Confirmed: Nawazuddin Siddiqui to play Bal Thackeray in his biopic Confirmed: Nawazuddin Siddiqui to play Bal Thackeray in his biopic
- December 22, 2017

Sanjay Raut spoke to Mid-Day and confirmed the news. In an interview to mid-day, Raut said, " Nawazuddin is a talented actor". "Everyone would be thinking, how can I speak Marathi, let me tell you, Bal Thackeray sahab would be giving me inspiration and would be showering his blessings (on me) to play the part", he said, in Marathi. (more...)
Council of EU: EU Extends Economic Sanctions Against Russia for 6 Months Council of EU: EU Extends Economic Sanctions Against Russia for 6 Months
- December 22, 2017

The duration of the sanctions was linked to the complete implementation of the Minsk agreements by the European Council on 19 March 2015, which was foreseen to take place by 31 December 2015. These measures include financial restrictions on Russia's leading defense and energy companies, as well as large banks with state participation. The anti-Russian sanctions were introduced after the eruption of the Ukrainian crisis and Crimea's decision to rejoin Russia in 2014. (more...)
Judge Tosses Emoluments Clause Lawsuit Against Trump Over Business Ties Judge Tosses Emoluments Clause Lawsuit Against Trump Over Business Ties
- December 22, 2017

Presiding Judge George Daniels tossed the case out on the grounds that it lacked standing and that it did not fall in line with the interests of the Emoluments Clause. The plaintiffs have alleged President Trump's "vast, complicated and secret" business interests - like the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., blocks from the White House - have resulted in violations of the Domestic and Foreign Emoluments Clauses of the Constitution, meant to prevent bribery from foreign entities. (more...)
Bright Stock Buzz: The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) Bright Stock Buzz: The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG)
- December 22, 2017

About 1.17 million shares traded. Focus Graphite Inc. (OTCMKTS:FCSMF) has 0.00% since December 21, 2016 and is. Carret Asset Management LLC boosted its holdings in Procter & Gamble Company (The) (NYSE:PG) by 8.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. (more...)
US Demands Blacklist for North Korean Ships US Demands Blacklist for North Korean Ships
- December 22, 2017

North Koreans earning income from work overseas would have to repatriate within a 12-month period. China has been irritated by stepped up United States naval deployments in the Pacific and along with Russian Federation has proposed that Washington and Seoul halt major military exercises in exchange for North Korea freezing its weapons programs. (more...)
Bulls top beat-up Magic, extend streak
- December 22, 2017

Mirotic and Portis' strong play were on display on as the pair combined for 29 points and 15 rebounds off the bench. Go out there and play as hard as we can, night in and night out. "We've just got to put both of them together, play a complete game and hang in there while we're waiting for some of these guys to get back". After winning seven games-in-a-row, a number of them against struggling teams, the Bulls will have their streak tested against defending Eastern Conference champion ... (more...)
Obamacare enrollment up in Nevada, despite obstacles
- December 22, 2017

Scrapping the mandate will weaken the health care law and might lead to skyrocketing premiums and more uninsured Americans, according to experts. Gaba says that it is unlikely that the total signups will reach 12.2 million, last year's overall total, but predicts that 12 million could be feasible. (more...)
Mom gives teachers wine bottles with son's face on them Mom gives teachers wine bottles with son's face on them
- December 22, 2017

DJ Sommers of Dayton, Ohio said his parents usually gives his younger sibling's teacher something like a candle or flowers to thank them for their work. DJ Sommers from Dayton, Ohio , recently tweeted that his parents typically give elementary school teachers something small, but opted for bottles of wine instead this year. (more...)
Alaska Air Group, Inc. (ALK) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Analysts
- December 22, 2017

It has outperformed by 12.63% the S&P500.The move comes after 5 months positive chart setup for the $9.27B company. It was reported on Dec, 21 by Barchart.com . (NYSE:ALK). Glenmede Tru Na holds 847,940 shares. (NYSE:ALK) news were published by: Zacks.com which released: "Alaska Air Group Hit by Multiple Headwinds: Time to Dump?" on December 19, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: "Alaska Air Group Is A Buy" published on November 20, 2017, Streetinsider.com published: "Alaska Air ... (more...)
Jailed or in exile, leaders wrap up Catalan election campaign Jailed or in exile, leaders wrap up Catalan election campaign
- December 22, 2017

The party of ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has claimed victory for the separatist bloc in the regional election. It remains to be seen if the parties who pushed ahead with a banned independence referendum can agree now to form a new government, but either way the result is likely to keep political tensions high in Spain. (more...)
Pence to troops: Trump 'put Pakistan on notice' Pence to troops: Trump 'put Pakistan on notice'
- December 22, 2017

He met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, as well as US troops and USA military leaders. Pence told the leaders he hoped his presence there was tangible evidence that the United States was "here to see this through ". "Thank you for your strong expressions of support for President Trump's South Asian Strategy". That approach aims to reverse setbacks experienced by Afghan forces in recent years, as the Obama administration steadily reduced USA troop levels from a peak of roughly 100,000 in ... (more...)
Trump's approval rating just entered a league of its own Trump's approval rating just entered a league of its own
- December 22, 2017

The November 22 national poll found no politics with my turkey, please, USA voters say; most dislike player protests, but many will watch. With regards to Trump's tax reform bill, less than a quarter (24%) said they were in favor of the plan, 41% said the tax reforms were a "bad idea", with 37% saying they feel strongly about that. (more...)
USA appeals court denies stay of transgender military ban USA appeals court denies stay of transgender military ban
- December 22, 2017

BuzzFeed News , The Hill , Reuters and the Washington Post have stories. The order is just the latest in several legal battles against Trump's ban on trans troops. "We are happy that the court saw through the government's smoke screen and rejected its request to further delay the policy allowing transgender people to enlist". (more...)
Mahmoud Abbas hails result as 'victory for Palestine — UN Jerusalem vote Mahmoud Abbas hails result as 'victory for Palestine — UN Jerusalem vote
- December 22, 2017

Jerusalem is considered a sacred place, which is home to Jewish, Christian and Muslim holy sites. His stance on the issue drew praise from Patriarch Theopholos I, the Patriarch of the Orthodox Church, who invited Abbas to the Midnight Mass for the Eastern calendar. (more...)
Giant drugmaker settles with California, other states for $13.5 million Giant drugmaker settles with California, other states for $13.5 million
- December 21, 2017

It ranks as one of the world's 20 leading pharmaceutical companies with roughly 48,000 employees. Connecticut's share will be $186,357, pending final approval of the settlement by the courts. The Consent Judgment requires BIPI to ensure that its marketing and promotional practices do not unlawfully promote these prescription drug products. (more...)
North Korea: US calls for blacklist on 10 ships violating sanctions
- December 21, 2017

If approved, countries will be required to ban blacklisted ships from entering their ports. In addition to food products, the bans would prevent the export of machinery, electrical equipment, earth and stone including magnesite and magnesia, wood, and vessels. (more...)

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