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President Trump signs tax reform bill into law President Trump signs tax reform bill into law
- December 23, 2017

Here's President Trump's check writing, whoops, I meant bill signing ceremony today. The third-largest US bank by assets said on Wednesday it would raise the minimum hourly pay rate to $15 for employees, from the current minimum hourly rate of $13.50. (more...)
Israel unhappy with Ghana's United Nations vote over Jerusalem Israel unhappy with Ghana's United Nations vote over Jerusalem
- December 23, 2017

However, nine countries voted in favour, while 35 abstained from the voting. "Jerusalem was, is and will always remain the eternal capital of Israel". (3) Like all anti-Israel resolutions, this new proposed anti-American, anti-Israel UN General Assembly resolution violates UN Charter Article 80 (the Jewish people's clause) - which preserved the Jewish people's rights to reconstitute the Jewish homeland and closely settle the Palestine Mandate, which encompassed Jerusalem. (more...)
Thomas Fire Set to Become California's Largest Ever Thomas Fire Set to Become California's Largest Ever
- December 23, 2017

Another 12,000 were under evacuation warnings. UPDATE (6:25 p.m.) - Fire officials say they continue to make significant progress when it comes to containing the Thomas Fire but they remain cautious because of the strengthening winds Wednesday evening. (more...)
Chances for Snow Over the Holiday Weekend Chances for Snow Over the Holiday Weekend
- December 23, 2017

Low pressure will move up the Ohio River Valley Thursday night and continue moving northeast, spreading snow into ME and New Hampshire from southwest to northeast during the mid- to late morning hours Friday . It'll start as widespread light snow Friday morning and continue much of the day. Friday and Saturday , things get messy again. He said Unitil has secured additional crews for possible outages. (more...)
Prosecutors are reportedly seeking Kushner records from Deutsche Bank
- December 23, 2017

But The Times noted that the USA attorney's office has been investigating Kushner's businesses' use of the EB-5 visa program, which offers visas to foreign investors in exchange for $500,000 real estate investments. While the USA attorney in question has been investigating the Kushner Companies' use of a specific visa program, according to the report, there was also no indication that the subpoena was related to that probe, and Deutsche Bank does not appear to have been involved in ... (more...)
This police officer's angelic voice is making 'O Holy Night' go viral This police officer's angelic voice is making 'O Holy Night' go viral
- December 23, 2017

He recently chose to put his voice to use to spread Yuletide cheer in a city park. The video , which was posted Wednesday morning, was viewed over 81,000 times as of 10 a.m. A police officer in ME has become an overnight internet sensation for a video showcasing his angelic voice in uniform. Turner also earned his share of adulation in person, when the crowd gave him a nice round of applause after his rendition Saturday night. (more...)
Bid to extend US Internet spying law Bid to extend US Internet spying law
- December 23, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, FBI Director Christopher Wray, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, and NSA Director Mike Rogers released a join statement expressing the importance of Section 702 to national security. (more...)
Minnesota AG's Office Says GOP Senate Leader Can't do Two Jobs
- December 23, 2017

Gov. Tina Smith replaces him the next day, Senate President Michelle Fischbach, a Republican from Paynesville, will automatically become lieutenant governor, creating an odd situation for Dayton and potentially putting the Senate majority in jeopardy. (more...)
Stock under Radar: Grupo Financiero Santander Mxi (BSMX)
- December 23, 2017

The level of 50 represents neutral market momentum and corresponds with the center line in other oscillators such as MACD (Moving Average Convergence/Divergence). This is a problem for day traders and it could mean the difference between a profitable and non-profitable trade. 100,000 shares traded per day would be a minimum for most traders and some require 1,000,000. (more...)
Congress votes to avert shutdown, provide money for children's health insurance Congress votes to avert shutdown, provide money for children's health insurance
- December 23, 2017

A coalition of progressive Democrats voted against the spending bill because the government funding legislation did not have amnesty for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) illegal aliens. Instead, the government has been operating on a series of short-term extensions of last year's budget. Trump weighed in on Twitter on Thursday morning to offer a boost - and a slap at Democrats. (more...)
President Trump awards Purple Heart to injured soldier at Walter Reed President Trump awards Purple Heart to injured soldier at Walter Reed
- December 23, 2017

Trump went to the hospital outside of Washington, DC to visit wounded troops ahead of Christmas , the Associated Press reported . Besides awarding to Purple Heart, Trump visited and talked to injured and ill service members from other branches of the military. (more...)
Israeli soldiers just arrested this iconic teenage Palestinian activist Israeli soldiers just arrested this iconic teenage Palestinian activist
- December 23, 2017

Ahed published a video on her Facebook page on Friday, showing her expelling two soldiers from the yard in front of her family house; the video shows her slapping, kicking and pushing one of the soldiers. Reporters followed them everywhere. The statement said: "Given his severe disability, which must have been clearly visible to those who shot him, his killing is incomprehensible - a truly shocking and wanton act". (more...)
BJP declares Vijay Rupani as Chief Minister of Gujarat again BJP declares Vijay Rupani as Chief Minister of Gujarat again
- December 23, 2017

Rupani and his ministers had tendered in their resignations to Governor O P Kohli on Thursday, following the dissolution of the legislative assembly. Mr Rathod, who has declared unconditional outside support to the BJP without joining the party, also attended the BJP MLAs' meeting at its headquarters to elect their leader. (more...)
Swiss regulator: JP Morgan violated money-laundering rules
- December 23, 2017

Swiss authorities, along with counterparts in the United States and Singapore, opened investigations after money went missing from the fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad, known as 1MDB. According to Finma, JPMorgan's Swiss unit helped several individuals tap into the fund, transferring "hundreds of millions of dollars" that were meant to be used for 1MDB's purchase of a company to the personal account of someone tied to a 1MDB business partner. (more...)
Universal Display Corp (OLED) Shareholder Dsam Partners Llp Has Cut Its Stake
- December 23, 2017

Dsam Partners Llp who had been investing in Universal Display Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $8.26B market cap company. The semiconductor company reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.19. Zacks downgraded Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ:OLED) on Tuesday, August 11 to "Hold" rating. (more...)
California wildfires: Mandatory evacuation orders called off California wildfires: Mandatory evacuation orders called off
- December 23, 2017

The December firefight has remained daunting throughout the month due to dry weather conditions and hurricane-strength winds that have fueled the wildfire's growth along the coast. It's torched an area larger than New York City. That's how much money has been spent fighting the Thomas Fire, according to Cal Fire. And the cost is sure to grow, given the inferno was 65% contained as of Thursday night. (more...)
Governor nominates Tassaduq Mufti as MLC, accepts Andrabi's resignation Governor nominates Tassaduq Mufti as MLC, accepts Andrabi's resignation
- December 23, 2017

Meanwhile, sources said Minister of State for Haj and Auquaf, Syed Farooq Andrabi, had resigned from the council of ministers, citing "personal reasons". Sources said the nomination followed a detailed clarification from the government to some queries raised by the Governor in the matter. "Nothing of that sort has been communicated to us, as of now". (more...)
Supreme Court to hear plea on pictorial warning on tobacco packages Supreme Court to hear plea on pictorial warning on tobacco packages
- December 23, 2017

Owing to non-availability of the Karnataka High Court judgment, quashing the government regulation that packets of tobacco products must carry pictorial warning covering 85 per cent of the packaging space, the Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear a petition seeking stay on it on January 8. (more...)
Indian Arrows eyeing win against Gokulam Kerala FC Indian Arrows eyeing win against Gokulam Kerala FC
- December 23, 2017

The only flaw in the Arrows midfield was Federation Internationale de Football Association U-17 World Cup hero Jeakson Singh who was hardly able to make an attack or stop the rival forwards when needed. "Minerva was quite consistent and they were quite physical, they were well organised and that's why they are the league leaders. We lost to the brilliance of Chencho but collectively our team held our own", Matos replied when asked about the losses. (more...)
Gujarat elections 2017: BJP's vote share rise hides future threat from Congress Gujarat elections 2017: BJP's vote share rise hides future threat from Congress
- December 23, 2017

The twin verdicts are a defeat of the "politics of dynasty, casteism and appeasement" and a win for his party's politics of performance, he said, adding that Indian democracy was entering a new era. The fall in seats won when read in conjunction with the rise in vote share suggest that the BJP won by wide margins in a handful of seats while thinning the margin in some. (more...)
Dramatic images show house destroyed in Leeds explosion Dramatic images show house destroyed in Leeds explosion
- December 23, 2017

A West Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: 'Two men have been taken to hospital where they are being treated for injuries not believed to be life threatening. The 28-year veteran added: 'I have never seen or experienced anything like that before'. "It was the man who lived in the flat". "I took my jacket off and got a blanket". (more...)
United States has marginalised itself: Macron United States has marginalised itself: Macron
- December 23, 2017

Macron said at the news conference that Americans have been marginalized in the peace negotiations but he will not make the same mistake. Unlike former Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who expressed his wish in November 2014 that France recognizes "without delay" the state of Palestine in case of failure of the French initiative to revive the peace process, Macron has repeatedly showed he is against such an approach. (more...)
Widow of Pulse Nightclub shooter due in federal court for hearing Widow of Pulse Nightclub shooter due in federal court for hearing
- December 23, 2017

Her husband, Omar Mateen , killed 49 people and injured dozens more at Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016, and was shot and killed by police after a three-hour standoff. Statements that appear to be initialed by Salman and entered into evidence reveal that her husband, Omar Mateen , had been planning a jihadist attack for two years and the couple had driven around Pulse during the week before the massacre. (more...)
Annus horribilis? 2017 has been a success, says a defiant Theresa May Annus horribilis? 2017 has been a success, says a defiant Theresa May
- December 23, 2017

The Prime Minister said that she is "in it for the long-term" and insisted that she is "doing the job that I believe is right for the British people". May said she was amused when she heard herself referred to as "Madam Brexit" in Poland. "Look, I am going to deliver on Brexit". "I'm in it for the long term", May said when asked if she will lead her party into the next general election, scheduled for 2022. (more...)
Sheriff: Pit bull that mauled, killed owner had history of aggression Sheriff: Pit bull that mauled, killed owner had history of aggression
- December 23, 2017

They are now in the lab awaiting a necropsy, which Agnew says will not happen until after Christmas. Stephens' body was found in a wooded area in the 2200 block of Manakin Road around 8:15 p.m. While Stephens had raised Tonka since he was a puppy, her other dog Pacman was initially adopted by another young woman. Earlier this week, in response to disbelief that the dogs would kill their owner and rumors that perhaps Stephens had been murdered, Agnew described the grisly scene deputies ... (more...)
'Rolling Stone' Sells Majority Interest To Penske Media Corporation
- December 23, 2017

Penske is expected to increase Rolling Stone's presence in live music events, which could mean a stronger presence at festivals such as the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Lollapalooza Chicago, and Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. (more...)
Westland man, 22, charged with killing mother Westland man, 22, charged with killing mother
- December 23, 2017

He was arraigned Friday and jailed on a count of first-degree murder, which carries a mandatory life sentence. Paul's probable cause conference is slated for January 4 and his preliminary exam hearing on Jan.11, police said. He engaged in a struggle with police and was shot once in the thigh but survived. Paul fled, but police caught up to him on Randy Drive in Westland, a block east of Donna, and he was arrested. (more...)
D-backs close to signing closer Yoshihisa Hirano D-backs close to signing closer Yoshihisa Hirano
- December 23, 2017

The team has not yet announced the signing. Instead of being ready to return from surgery during the 2008 season, when Orix reached the postseason for the first time since 1996, Hirano delayed surgery until the end of March and he missed the entire season. (more...)
Worth Watching Stock Duke Realty Corporation (DRE)
- December 23, 2017

The regular trading started at $27.31 but as the trading evolved, the stock receded, finishing the session with a fall of -0.92%. Over the last three months, the shares of the company have changed -4.70% and performed -1.39% over the last six months. (more...)
Thousands of federal inmates are in the United States illegally, administration says
- December 23, 2017

The policy under discussion would send parents to adult detention facilities, while their children would be placed in shelters designed for juveniles or with a " sponsor ", who could be a relative in the United States, though the administration may also tighten rules on sponsors. (more...)

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