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New England Crews Head to California to Assist Fighting Wildfires New England Crews Head to California to Assist Fighting Wildfires
- December 22, 2017

About 18,000 homes and other buildings were still listed as threatened. Forecasts called for winds of 30 miles per hour with gusts of up to 60 miles per hour by early evening. 19, 2017. They also could be assigned to combat any portion of the fires that still are burning and would work for an Incident Management Team on a fire, Fisher said. (more...)
South Korean building fire leaves 29 dead South Korean building fire leaves 29 dead
- December 22, 2017

Many victims appeared to been unaware of the fire raging outside the bathhouse until it became impossible to flee, he added. Television footage showed the building consumed by orange flames and issuing dark plumes of smoke, as several people stood waiting to be rescued from an outdoor terrace. (more...)
Teen YouTube Star Shot Dead After Insulting Mexican Cartel Boss Teen YouTube Star Shot Dead After Insulting Mexican Cartel Boss
- December 22, 2017

Juan Luis Lagunas Rosales - known to his fans as "El Pirata de Culiacán", or "The Pirate of Culiacán" - was a YouTube star who had more than a million followers on Facebook and more than 300,000 on Instagram for his videos, in which he would chug beer and whiskey to the point of intoxication despite being under Mexico's legal drinking age of 18. (more...)
Japan Cabinet OKs record $46 bln defence budget Japan Cabinet OKs record $46 bln defence budget
- December 22, 2017

The biggest ticket item is 137 billion yen to reinforce defences against a possible North Korean ballistic missile attack. That includes purchases of a new longer range interceptor, the SM-3 Block IIA, created to strike ballistic missiles in space, upgrades for the Patriot missile batteries that are the last line of defence against incoming warheads and preparations for the construction of two ground-based Aegis radar stations. (more...)
Bannon grew disillusioned with Trump's governing style Bannon grew disillusioned with Trump's governing style
- December 22, 2017

Bannon left the White House in the wake of Trump's equivocal comments on the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia , which were reportedly made on Bannon's advice . Trump and Bannon often speak on the phone. "He said he's the best orator since William Jennings Bryan". White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly in the East Room of the White House, Aug. (more...)
Five dead, 252 rescued after ferry capsizes off of southern Luzon Five dead, 252 rescued after ferry capsizes off of southern Luzon
- December 22, 2017

Vessels are often overloaded but the coastguard said that was not the case on Thursday and the ferry had the capacity to carry 286 people. He said during a news conference yesterday that the boat, a Mercraft 3 , set sail in the morning from Real Port and capsized at around noon, and that weather was a "big factor" in causing the boat to capsize. (more...)
Australia ends airstrike operations in Iraq and Syria Australia ends airstrike operations in Iraq and Syria
- December 22, 2017

Earlier this month Iraq's prime minister declared victory over the terrorist group. Despite the Hornet air personnel returning home towards the end of January, Senator Payne insisted it was not the end of Australia's contribution in Iraq. (more...)
Dense fog again descends on some spots in Central Florida Dense fog again descends on some spots in Central Florida
- December 22, 2017

Afterwards the fog will lift and low clouds will mix away with most of the day seeing mostly sunny skies. A large, slow-moving, Arctic cold front will enter the region beginning Friday . Widespread showers will be likely Friday night through Saturday. "Most locations should see 1-3" of rainfall. Cold air will take over this weekend with highs in the 50s, with an additional blast of cold air dropping highs into the 40s on Christmas Day. (more...)
AV Promotions Shares Advance In Hong Kong GEM Board Debut AV Promotions Shares Advance In Hong Kong GEM Board Debut
- December 22, 2017

The score is also determined by change in gross margin and change in asset turnover. Using a scale from 0 to 100, a lower score would represent an undervalued company and a higher score would indicate an expensive or overvalued company. The lower the ERP5 rank, the more undervalued a company is thought to be. Ever wonder how investors predict positive share price momentum? If the Golden Cross is greater than 1, then the 50 day moving average is above the 200 day moving average - indicating a ... (more...)
Congress expands investigation into GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold amid sexual misconduct claims Congress expands investigation into GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold amid sexual misconduct claims
- December 22, 2017

In its news release, the ethics committee did not specify why it made a decision to expand the scope of its inquiry, which now also includes whether Farenthold violated the official code of conduct with respect to the sexual harassment and gender discrimination claims, whether he or "any persons acting on his behalf" had engaged in sexual harassment, discrimination or retaliation against any staff member. (more...)
Roy Moore Vs. Doug Jones: Polls Are Closing in Alabama Senate Race Roy Moore Vs. Doug Jones: Polls Are Closing in Alabama Senate Race
- December 22, 2017

A Fox News poll released Monday estimated that Jones had a 10-point advantage, while an Emerson College poll showed Moore with a 9-point lead. A Republican Party divided on Moore left Jones with a strong opportunity to win the seat. Another accused Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was 16. I'll openly acknowledge personal hostility against Moore based on his lengthy history of extremely homophobic behavior , so overwhelming that his defiance of the Supreme Court on gay marriage ... (more...)
Wolcott Police: Former Bus Driver Sexually Assaulted Girl For 8 Years Wolcott Police: Former Bus Driver Sexually Assaulted Girl For 8 Years
- December 22, 2017

Addona worked for New Britain Transit as a school bus driver , but was sacked after his employer learned of the investigation. Investigators said Addona admitted to visiting the girl's home but he denies sexually assaulting her. The victim stated to police that Addona has contacted her since she turned 12-years-old and urged her to come to his home. Police said Addona is a resident of Wolcott and lives with his mother and brother. (more...)
Tax Overhaul Reignites Alaska's Indigenous Debate Over Oil Drilling Tax Overhaul Reignites Alaska's Indigenous Debate Over Oil Drilling
- December 22, 2017

Republican sponsors of the bill say the corporate tax break will encourage companies to bring operations back to the United States from overseas and hire more workers. "It has no place in the tax bill", Borden said. Helping to fuel that speculation was a disappointing federal oil lease sale in another part of Alaska several weeks ago. (more...)
Reading the Tea Leaves for Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
- December 22, 2017

Orinda Asset Management Llc holds 4.59% of its portfolio in Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. for 610,457 shares. River Mercantile Asset Management Llp invested in 29,633 shares. Rice Hall James & Associates Llc sold 61,154 shares as the company's stock rose 1.94% with the market. Northpointe Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.79% or 56,713 shares in its portfolio. (more...)
Ex-CAG Rai faces strom over spectrum Ex-CAG Rai faces strom over spectrum
- December 22, 2017

There can not be a bigger indictment of Vinod Rai . Other accused in the 2G scam case were DMK MP Kanimozhi, ex-telecom secretary Siddharth Behura, Raja's secretary RK Chandolia, Swan Telecom promoters Shahid Balwa and Vinod Goenka, Bollywood producer Karim Morani, and three executives of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group Gautam Doshi, Surendra Pipara and Hari Nair. (more...)
Man Stalked Katy Perry Across US, Arrested at Miami Concert Man Stalked Katy Perry Across US, Arrested at Miami Concert
- December 22, 2017

An obsessive Katy Perry fan who ominously told police he'd stop at nothing to reach the pop star was arrested and ordered to keep his distance this week. He even admitted to secretly following her to a steakhouse to "surprise her", and when asked by cops what the surprise was, he smiled and said "Whatever it takes to be with her". (more...)
House to Move Quickly to Finish Tax Vote
- December 22, 2017

Trump touted the wireless and communications company at the White House on Wednesday for a bonus payment that will be made over the holidays if he signs the bill before Christmas. Three provisions in the bill that was passed in the House violated the so-called reconciliation process that... The Republican-led Senate had passed it 51-48 in the early hours of Wednesday. (more...)
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
- 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...)

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