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Toxic gas added to 29 deaths in Jecheon fire Toxic gas added to 29 deaths in Jecheon fire
- December 23, 2017

And in a harrowing sequence , a man who had been clinging to a ledge was seen jumping from the building. Many victims were trapped in a sauna on the second floor. The worst fire ever to hit modern South Korea was an arson attack on a subway station in the southeastern city of Daegu that left 192 people dead and almost 150 injured in 2003. (more...)
Memphis parks with Confederate statues sold, removal begins Memphis parks with Confederate statues sold, removal begins
- December 23, 2017

We are governed by the rule of law here in Tennessee and these actions are a clear infringement of this principle and set a unsafe precedence for our state. "Hopefully, the Forrests will be returned to their rightful and preferred burial spot - Elmwood Cemetery". "The Davis statue was placed in 1964, as the Civil Rights Movement changed our country", Strickland wrote in remarks posted on Facebook. (more...)
Peru President gets Parliament's nod to stay in power, remains unimpeached Peru President gets Parliament's nod to stay in power, remains unimpeached
- December 23, 2017

He also said Peruvians should be given the opportunity to reconcile and put aside "the polarized and hostile environment in which we live". The revelations prompted several congressional factions to seek his impeachment in a motion on December 15, where they claimed that Kuczynski had lied when he denied any wrongdoing. (more...)
Final uncounted ballots: Moore can not shut 20000-vote loss
- December 23, 2017

He has denied any wrongdoing. In a press release Thursday morning, Secretary of State John Merrill said the man who was the subject of a voter fraud investigation is, in fact, a registered voter in the state of Alabama . On Monday, Moore's campaign team sent out another email to supporters seeking funds for an "Election Integrity Program" that would look into alleged " reports of potential voter fraud". (more...)
Memphis Mayor: Statue removal was 'privately funded and completely legal'
- December 23, 2017

Forrest was a slave trader, Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader who became influential in the city's growth after the Civil War. About 1.5 miles away, a similar operation was underway to remove a statue of Confederate leader Jefferson Davis. (more...)
Warren Moon denies former assistant's harassment allegations
- December 23, 2017

Moon also contends their relationship was a non-sexual friendship. "A lot of women have held a lot of these feelings in for a long time, and are coming out and expressing these feelings, and they should be applauded for that", Moon said. "Looking back in hindsight, 'Never hire somebody that you have a relationship with, ' is a smart thing not to do", Moon said. "At times we did share rooms together, and at other times we didn't", Moon said Thursday. (more...)
Subban adopts 75-year-old alter ego to spread holiday cheer Subban adopts 75-year-old alter ego to spread holiday cheer
- December 23, 2017

In his latest joy-yielding adventure, Subban disguised himself as a 75-year-old named Eddie and hit the streets undercover to spread all kinds of holiday cheer in both Nashville and his old stomping ground of Montreal. Subban, who began his career with the Canadiens, made a seven-year, $10 million commitment to the Montreal Children's Hospital in 2015 in what has been called the single largest donation by a Canadian athlete ever. (more...)
Philippines tropical storm toll climbs to 30 Philippines tropical storm toll climbs to 30
- December 23, 2017

Southern Palawan which is under public storm warning signal no. 2 is alerted against possible occurrence of 4.1 to 14.0 meters storm surges. Northern Palawan, meanwhile, is under signal number 1. "We forced hundreds of people to evacuate some villages, but the water rose swiftly and our rescuers can not reach other areas", civil defence officer Saripada Pacasum of Lanao del Sur province, one of the hardest-hit areas, told AFP. (more...)
India, China Hold Talks on Long-Pending Border Dispute India, China Hold Talks on Long-Pending Border Dispute
- December 23, 2017

The Indian side at the December 22 talks was led by National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and the Chinese delegation by Special Representative Yang Jiechi . The special representatives also reviewed the development of India-China bilateral relations at a time when China's support to Pakistanbased terrorist Masood Azhar and its insistence on blocking India's NSG membership bid has plagued the relationship. (more...)
OPP Cruiser Struck On Hwy. 401 OPP Cruiser Struck On Hwy. 401
- December 23, 2017

But if that wasn't bad enough, an hour later another vehicle was tailgating a police cruiser on the westbound 401 during the same storm. Two vehicles were involved in the early afternoon collision and injuries have been reported, police said. (more...)
Spanish PM Failed as Pro-Unity Bloc Lost Election in Catalonia - Puigdemont Spanish PM Failed as Pro-Unity Bloc Lost Election in Catalonia - Puigdemont
- December 23, 2017

It will be revoked when the new Catalan government will be formed, said Rajoy, as expected, he added, in the decision voted by the Senate at the end of October. In remarks in Madrid Friday, he said the vote showed that Catalonia was deeply divided. ABC newspaper thinks Madrid should now settle the Catalan crisis. (more...)
Tencor (KLAC) Raised to "Overweight" at KeyCorp
- December 23, 2017

Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 1,120,753 shares of the semiconductor company's stock valued at $118,799,000 after purchasing an additional 885,147 shares in the last quarter. $507,442 worth of KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC) shares were sold by Trafas Brian M. Shares for $48,839 were sold by Lorig Brian on Tuesday, August 1. (more...)
Appeals court denies request for stay in transgender military ban case Appeals court denies request for stay in transgender military ban case
- December 23, 2017

Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. In a roiling legal battle that began in January, courts have had to weigh the president's prerogative to set policy on national security against allegations that he overstepped his authority under federal immigration law and violated the U.S. (more...)
Al-Azhar praises United Nations resolution over Jerusalem Al-Azhar praises United Nations resolution over Jerusalem
- December 23, 2017

While 128 States supported the General Assembly resolution, only nine opposed it - Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Togo, and the United States - with 35 abstentions. (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 ... (more...)
Odisha Minister sacked for casteist remarks Odisha Minister sacked for casteist remarks
- December 23, 2017

It may be mentioned here that Dr Rout, during a cultural festival at Malkangiri recently, had stated that tribals never ask for anything; rather Brahmins beg for alms, if situation arises. The seven-time MLA was under severe attack after his remarks about a spate of suicide by farmers in the state allegedly due to crop loss caused by different reasons such as pest attack and unseasonal rains. (more...)
Drive safe and sober
- December 23, 2017

They'll be working on New Year's. "The holidays are a special time, full of excitement and endless festivities", Crystal Lake Deputy Police Chief Derek Hyrkas said in a news release. This year so far, there have been 292 deaths resulting from a crash involving an impaired driver. "If you plan to drink, plan for a safe ride home". The Wisconsin Department of Transportation offers a free Drive Sober mobile app that includes a blood alcohol estimator, designated driver selector, and ... (more...)
Berkeley Police Conducting DUI Checkpoint Berkeley Police Conducting DUI Checkpoint
- December 23, 2017

Steve Noble. They are committed to keeping the roads safe during the holidays and every day, he added. With extra travelers on the roads, and people attending holiday parties, we will likely see an uptick in drunk driving. "Before you head out to any celebration, plan how you are getting home safely". Law enforcement agencies in Pierce County are part of a statewide increase of DUI (driving Under the influence) patrols that began December 13 and will continue through December 31 in an ... (more...)
Trump's approval rating plunges to historic low of 35% Trump's approval rating plunges to historic low of 35%
- December 23, 2017

Trump will hit his one-year anniversary in office on January 20, 2018, but he is closing out 2017 with an approval rating lower than any other modern president at this point in their presidency, according to Gallup polling . In statements afterward, Trump blamed "both sides" for the violence. An Associated Press-NORC poll released last Saturday found that more than two-thirds of respondents said they disapprove of Trump, while only 32 percent approve. (more...)
Bodies of six men found hanging from bridges near Mexican tourist resort Bodies of six men found hanging from bridges near Mexican tourist resort
- December 23, 2017

State investigators said they found two bodies on a bridge in Las Veredas, near Los Cabos International Airport, and two more on a bridge located on a highway between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. The authorities did not offer details on what happened to the victims, but drug cartels are known to string up the corpses of their murdered victims in public to intimidate rivals. (more...)
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
- 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...)

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