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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 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...)
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
- 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...)

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