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Freezing rain, snow blanket state to start holiday weekend Freezing rain, snow blanket state to start holiday weekend
- December 24, 2017

A warm front lifting into the Pittsburgh area Friday morning produced scattered, light rain showers. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 37. Through Saturday morning, a swath of freezing rain is expected to coat the southern and central ME counties with less than half an inch of ice while snow falls in more northern parts of the state, likely changing to sleet and freezing rain by the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service stations in Caribou and Gray. (more...)
Dozens killed as bus plunges 65ft into river in western India Dozens killed as bus plunges 65ft into river in western India
- December 24, 2017

At least 32 people were killed today when a private bus fell into Banas river from a almost 100- foot high bridge in Rajasthan's Sawai Madhopur district, police said. "One after the other, corpses were pulled out of the bus". "We are still carrying out searches in the river", Verma said. "We have talked to concerned officials and directed them to provide all possible assistance to the victims of accident". (more...)
China flies its first home-made large amphibious aircraft China flies its first home-made large amphibious aircraft
- December 24, 2017

The plane was scheduled to take the skies earlier this year but its test flight was deferred for unknown reasons after ground tests in April. The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the State Council congratulated all those engaged in the mission, including those from the Ministry of Industry and Information, the Civil Aviation Administration of China and the Aviation Industry Corporation of China. (more...)
India bus plunge kills at least 33 India bus plunge kills at least 33
- December 24, 2017

Sawai Madhopur SP, Maman Singh said "Out of 33 dead, 21 are men, 7 women and four children". It fell 65ft (20m) down into the Banas river. Local media reports said the bus was being driven by a juvenile working as conductor with the bus. (more...)
Ola refutes reports of gang-rape in one of its cabs Ola refutes reports of gang-rape in one of its cabs
- December 24, 2017

He and his accomplice allegedly robbed the woman too. A senior police officer from Thane Rural police confirmed the development. According to police sources, the survivor is a Thane resident. "The two meant to take her to a lodge and rape her". But after they took her to a lodge at around 2am on December 20, the lady raised an alarm for help which alerted the lodge owner. (more...)
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte confirms one body recovered from mall fire Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte confirms one body recovered from mall fire
- December 24, 2017

Duterte-Carpio says firefighters won't stop until they find all those reported missing. Investigators will determine the cause of the fire and the prospects of criminal lawsuits against the mall owners and officials would depend on the outcome of the investigation, said the mayor, who is the daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte. (more...)
West Bengal: Trinamool Congress Leading By Over 15000 Votes In Sabang By-Election
- December 24, 2017

The by-poll were necessitated after the sitting Congress MLA Manas Bhunia resigned to cross over to the Trinamool. The TMC had fielded his wife from here. He is now a Rajya Sabha MP from TMC. The victory also confirmed that the Trinamool's popularity in rural Bengal was on the rise. The Congress, which won the seat in last year's assembly polls, fared poorly, with its nominee Chiranjib Bhowmick in the fourth position securing 18,060 votes. (more...)
McConnell Blames Bannon for Losing Alabama McConnell Blames Bannon for Losing Alabama
- December 24, 2017

Republicans unexpectedly lost the Alabama Senate seat this month after a Bannon-backed Republican, Roy Moore, unseated McConnell's chosen candidate in the primary, but lost to Democrat Doug Jones in the general election this month. And there are areas I think where we can get bipartisan agreement". Congresswoman Martha McSally is one of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's key recruits in the battle for control of the Senate in 2018. (more...)
Jai Ram Thakur to be new Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur to be new Himachal Pradesh chief minister
- December 24, 2017

He was elected BJP Legislature Party leader at a meeting on December 24. According to reports, five-term MLA Jairam Thakur and Union minister J P Nadda are the frontrunners for the chief minister's office. Thakur lost his maiden assembly election in 1993. He was the BJP party state president from 2007- 2009. Considered a consensus builder in faction-ridden unit of the BJP, Thakur is said to have played a key role in the BJP won 16 seats in his region. (more...)
BJP, Shiv Sena leaders booked for ruckus at Hindu-Muslim wedding BJP, Shiv Sena leaders booked for ruckus at Hindu-Muslim wedding
- December 24, 2017

He claimed a large group of BJP workers, led by the party city unit chief Ajay Sharma, and some people belonging to right-wing groups protested outside his residence when he organised a wedding reception for the couple on Friday. "They have made a decision to live together, so they have registered their marriage under the Special Marriage Act in Ghaziabad ". On the other hand, Ghaziabad BJP President said that the families did not take permission for the wedding and it was a case of ... (more...)
Amid Saudi War, Suspected Cholera Cases in Yemen Hit 1 Million Amid Saudi War, Suspected Cholera Cases in Yemen Hit 1 Million
- December 24, 2017

The number of cases of cholera in war-torn Yemen has passed one million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. "Fighter jets of the Saudi-led coalition carried out airstrikes and bombed a convoy of reinforcements for the pro-Houthi forces in a road between al-Bayda and southeastern Shabwa province", the local military official said on condition of anonymity. (more...)
Israelis Ashamed... of Netanyahu's Corruption, Protests Enter Fourth Week
- December 24, 2017

In one investigation, he is suspected of illegally receiving gifts from rich personalities including Australian billionaire James Packer and Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan. Protesters in Jerusalem held signs reading "not right, not left, just straight". In a statement, the Likud said that the right "was not buying the "bluff" of a rightwing protests". (more...)
IL fires offensive coordinator Garrick McGee IL fires offensive coordinator Garrick McGee
- December 24, 2017

McGee cited his close relationship with Smith as a main reason why left Louisville, where he was the Cardinals' offensive coordinator and took a $200,000 pay cut to come to IL, and arrived in Champaign. FootballScoop also reports that defensive backs coach Paul Williams won't return. IL won a total of five games in McGee's span. IL went 2-10 this season with one of the least-productive offenses in FBS. (more...)
Sound Shore Management INC Increases Holding in International Paper Company (IP)
- December 24, 2017

It has outperformed by 10.25% the S&P500. Rowan Companies Plc now has $1.90B valuation. Another trade for 15,300 shares valued at $994,909 was made by Barrington Martin J. On Monday, May 29 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy". The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, August 16 with "Buy". (more...)
'No doubt' gunman was targeting police officers 'No doubt' gunman was targeting police officers
- December 24, 2017

Police said the believe the suspect is connected to a string of shootings throughout the city that started with shots fired into a Capitol Police vehicle. Marsico said there was "no doubt" the man was targeting police officers. After a police pursuit, El-Mofty began shooting at officers with two handguns. (more...)
Mild Christmas forecast for Australia
- December 24, 2017

Mr Thompson said people spending Christmas Day in Brisbane could expect to feel a sea breeze in the afternoon. Mr Narramore said the best forecast for warm and sunny weather will be in Perth and Adelaide. But the shafts of unreachable rain, known to meteorologists as virga, came ahead of a cool outflow of air from the storm which dropped temperatures by 10 to 15C in a matter of minutes. (more...)
Oklahoma basketball: Sooners are no joke; this group is the real deal
- December 24, 2017

Thirteen of Young's assists came in the first half, breaking the Big 12 record for assists in a half formerly held by Baylor's Pierre Jackson (2013), Gottlieb (1999) and Johnson (1997). "Phenomenal player. He's got the whole package because he can really shoot the ball and really pass the ball". He also scored or assisted on 72 percent of Oklahoma's offense against Northwestern State, and he was responsible for more points than the Demons scored (68) as a team. (more...)
Major League Baseball digital media executive forced out after alleged workplace misconduct Major League Baseball digital media executive forced out after alleged workplace misconduct
- December 24, 2017

He also apologized "to those who felt the sting of my behavior" and to his family, friends and colleagues "who have been steadfastly supportive of me, and whom I have embarrassed". Other organizations - like the National Hockey League and the WWE - partnered with BAM for its technology In August, BAMTech , a spinoff of the company, was valued at $3.7 billion after being purchased by Disney . (more...)
LAPD bomb squad forced to investigate suspicious package addressed to Steven Mnuchin LAPD bomb squad forced to investigate suspicious package addressed to Steven Mnuchin
- December 24, 2017

Authorities said a call came in around 7:30 pm on Saturday regarding a suspicious package labeled to Mnuchin that a neighbor spotted in a driveway in the 900 block of Bel Air Road, ABC 7 reported. Aerial footage captured from NewsChopper 4 showed LAPD officers examining the box, which was unwrapped so officers could verify its contents. The package was cleared by officials by 8 p.m. (more...)
Court Orders Trump Voter Fraud Panel To Give Democrat More Access Court Orders Trump Voter Fraud Panel To Give Democrat More Access
- December 24, 2017

In August, Dunlap told ThinkProgress' Kira Lerner that, after the panel's first meeting, commission chair Mike Pence and vice-chair Kris Kobach, Kansas' Republican secretary of state, stopped communicating with him entirely. She also said Dunlap should have more of an opportunity to plan the panel's next meeting, though it remains unclear when that will be. Dunlap said the records were necessary to allow him "to fully participate on an equal basis as all other commissioners". (more...)
Minneapolis Portfolio Management Group LLC Has Upped Its Borgwarner INC (BWA) Position
- December 24, 2017

It offers a range of personalized photo services and products that enable clients to upload, edit, enhance, organize, find, share, create, print, and preserve their memories. The Current Ratio is used by investors to determine whether a company can pay short term and long term debts. Its up 0.12, from 0.89 in 2017Q2. KBC Group NV raised its stake in shares of BorgWarner Inc. (more...)
Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) PT Raised to $138.00 at KeyCorp
- December 24, 2017

The 6 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $10.82B company. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 2,077 shares of the transportation company's stock valued at $198,000 after purchasing an additional 238 shares during the last quarter. The firm has "Underweight" rating given on Thursday, July 30 by Barclays Capital. (NASDAQ:HOLX) on Thursday, July 13 with "Buy" rating. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, September 24 with "Hold". (more...)
Trump to sign tax bill before leaving for holiday Trump to sign tax bill before leaving for holiday
- December 24, 2017

He tweeted earlier Friday morning that he would be signing the bill. "This tax bill will be an anchor around the ankles of every Republican", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., warned Wednesday. Trump also thanked a list of people for passage of the bill, including McConnell, Ryan, Sens. He called it a "historic victory for American families, workers and businesses" and said "America is back to winning again". (more...)
Russian Federation slams United States decision to sell arms to Ukraine Russian Federation slams United States decision to sell arms to Ukraine
- December 24, 2017

On Friday, the Department of State spokesperson Heather Nauert said the U.S. Administration has taken a decision to supply advanced defensive systems to Ukraine as part of Washington's efforts to build up the long-term defense capability of the Ukrainian government. (more...)
London Zoo fire: 1 aardvark dead, 4 meerkats presumed dead London Zoo fire: 1 aardvark dead, 4 meerkats presumed dead
- December 24, 2017

Dominic Jermey, director general for ZSL, told the Press Association: "We are absolutely devastated that Misha has passed away". A number of staff members were also treated for smoke inhalation and shock. A spokeswoman for the LFB said: 'Approximately half of an adventure cafe and shop, which also contains an animal petting area, is now alight. In a statement on their website the fire brigade said: "Ten fire engines and 72 firefighters and officers have been called to a fire at a café and ... (more...)
RK Nagar bypoll; Dhinakaran leads over rivals RK Nagar bypoll; Dhinakaran leads over rivals
- December 24, 2017

The RK Nagar constituency was represented by late J Jayalalithaa , who passed away in December a year ago. While there are 18 micro observers drawn from Central government services, each of the 14 counting tables will be monitored by one of them, according to election authorities. (more...)
Winter Weather Advisory Issued for the Area Winter Weather Advisory Issued for the Area
- December 24, 2017

Highs on Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be in the single digits. Plan on slippery road conditions Christmas Eve night, and areas of poor visibility are expected, the Weather Service said. According to the weather service's 7-day forecast , the snow and sleet in Boston will likely turn to rain after 9 p.m. on Friday and continue through Saturday night. (more...)
UN Resolution Rejects US Decision to Declare Jerusalem Israel's Capital
- December 24, 2017

A total of 128 countries voted for the resolution supporting the long-standing global consensus that the status of Jerusalem - which is claimed as capital by both Israel and Palestine - can only be settled as an agreed final issue in a peace deal. (more...)
Fire in Philippine shopping mall kills 37 Fire in Philippine shopping mall kills 37
- December 24, 2017

The fire broke out on Saturday at a furniture store on the mall's third level and quickly engulfed an outsourcing business on the upper floor, said a spokeswoman for the city government, Ma. He said the reason for the blaze was not immediately known. The mall is in Maa town in Davao City. It is about 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) south of Manila, the nation's capital. (more...)
"Mueller is doing a great job", Democrats say
- December 24, 2017

During a December 7 House Judiciary Committee hearing with FBI Director Christopher Wray, Jordan demanded to know whether there was a link between Strzok and the infamous Trump-Russia dossier. 'Firing Mr. Mueller or any other of the top brass involved in this investigation would not only call into question this administration's commitment to the truth, but also to our most basic concept of rule of law, ' Warner said. (more...)

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