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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...)
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...)

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