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South Korea's Moon says 2015 'comfort women' agreement flawed, urges follow-up measures South Korea's Moon says 2015 'comfort women' agreement flawed, urges follow-up measures
- December 28, 2017

The government of President Moon Jae-in, inaugurated in May, launched the task force in July to review the process that led to the deal, arguing that the majority of the South Korean public do not approve of it. While being hailed as a landmark deal at the time, the accord proved controversial among the victims and the South Korean public who feel the victims' voices were ignored and that Japan's fresh apology over the issue was inadequate. (more...)
Michael Flynn's Brother Begs Trump to Issue Pardon: He Took 'Biggest Fall' Michael Flynn's Brother Begs Trump to Issue Pardon: He Took 'Biggest Fall'
- December 28, 2017

Ty Cobb , President Trump's private attorney overseeing the response to Russian Federation special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, also declined to comment. "Thank you and keep up the good work!" he wrote in a Tweet, which he later deleted. Flynn announced his full cooperation with the investigation, saving his son Michael G. (more...)
NYC Ferry boat stuck on sandbar in Jamaica Bay, police say
- December 28, 2017

The ferry departed Rockaway at 5:15 p.m, then ran aground in the area of Rockaway Point Boulevard and Beach 201st Street near Breezy Point around 6 p.m. The FDNY and NYPD are both responding to the grounded ferry, and Chopper 4 footage from the scene showed passengers sitting on the boat awaiting aid. (more...)
What's Propelling GNC Holdings, Inc. (GNC) to Reach 52-Week Low? What's Propelling GNC Holdings, Inc. (GNC) to Reach 52-Week Low?
- December 28, 2017

Goldman Sachs maintained GNC Holdings, Inc. Wedbush has "Outperform" rating and $31 target. For the most recent quarter, quick ratio was 0.7, current ratio was 2.4, LT Debt/Equity ratio was 0 and Total Debt/Equity ratio stands at 0, while Payout ratio is 0. (more...)
Utah deputy pulls 8-year-old from icy lake Utah deputy pulls 8-year-old from icy lake
- December 28, 2017

The sheriff's office said he was coherent and responding to questions from hospital staff. According to a press release issued Wednesday by Washington County Sheriff's Office, the boy's family wants to thank the public for "the prayers and thoughtful messages they have received during this hard time". (more...)
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's Twitter account 'disappears' Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's Twitter account 'disappears'
- December 28, 2017

The account does not bear a blue verification mark, something Assange had been asking the higher echelons of Twitter for since this March. And while the internet was rife with conspiracy theories about Twitter disabling the account, it initially appeared that the account was disabled externally between midnight and 1 a.m. (more...)
Missing Bloomington woman's auto found in Mattoon Missing Bloomington woman's auto found in Mattoon
- December 28, 2017

Family members believed she was traveling northwest. Edwards arrived with a good Samaritan and appears to be in good health, police said. She had been driving a light gold 2004 Mitsubishi Galant, which was spotted around 7 a.m. She has no known friends or relatives in Mattoon. The Bloomington Police Department is thanking the Mattoon Police Department, Mattoon Fire Department, Illinois State Police District 10, and the public in their efforts to find Edwards. (more...)
Energy Transfer Partners, LP (ETP), SRC Energy Inc. (SRCI) Energy Transfer Partners, LP (ETP), SRC Energy Inc. (SRCI)
- December 28, 2017

It has outperformed by 25.98% the S&P500. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of -11.76 percent. 7,417,517 shares of the stock traded hands. It has outperformed by 31.13% the S&P500. It has a 20.73 P/E ratio. Among 15 analysts covering Energy Transfer Equity LP (NYSE:ETE), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. (more...)
$1.3 million Mega Millions ticket sold in Julian $1.3 million Mega Millions ticket sold in Julian
- December 28, 2017

Lottery players can dream really big this weekend, with Powerball and Mega Millions offering jackpots that almost total $550 million combined. Changes are coming to the popular Mega Millions lottery, increasing the cost of a ticket from $1 to $2. (more...)
Peru's Fujimori Asks for Forgiveness After Pardoning
- December 28, 2017

Earlier on Wednesday, culture minister Salvador del Solar announced his resignation on Twitter - the first Cabinet member to quit since the pardon was granted on Sunday. Former President Alberto Fujimori apologized to Peruvians on Tuesday for the wrongs committed under his government in the 1990s, issuing a vaguely worded statement two days after he received a presidential medical pardon that freed him from prison. (more...)
Gun-toting grandma scares off intruder on Christmas Eve
- December 28, 2017

After she heard the noise at the window, she called 911 and grabbed her gun. Gatens lost sight of the no-good interloper, but went with deputies on a ride-along in her neighborhood looking for that son-of-a-gun. She says she's concerned about the would-be intruder's bold attempt because it's obvious the house wasn't empty. "Maybe they broke in to get one of my cookie jars, reckon?" Gatens is keeping her sense of humor about this whole thing. (more...)
ISIS claims responsibility for deadly blast near Afghan intelligence agency ISIS claims responsibility for deadly blast near Afghan intelligence agency
- December 28, 2017

The attacker was targeting the office of the National Directorate of Security, Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said. The exact target of the attack is unclear, the AP says. The attack occurred in the heavily-fortified Abdullaq Square area of Kabul's Shash Darak neighborhood. "The attacks in Kabul seem to be a way to show that they're still powerful". (more...)
Trump Vows To Get 'Back To Work' After Christmas, Plays Golf Instead Trump Vows To Get 'Back To Work' After Christmas, Plays Golf Instead
- December 28, 2017

All presidents take vacations, but Trump , a celebrity before he took office, is rare in that he used that perch to slam former President Barack Obama for playing golf while running the country. "The president and his staff doesn't really tell us when he's golfing and we have taken to. filmming him through a break in hedges", reporter Dan Merica said. (more...)
Joy Villa Files Sexual Assault Complaint Against Trump Campaign Manager Joy Villa Files Sexual Assault Complaint Against Trump Campaign Manager
- December 28, 2017

But she said she called Washington's Metropolitan Police Department on Christmas Eve after a friend who witnessed the incident spoke about it publicly, and other friends urged her to come forward. "I did nothing wrong", Villa said. The former campaign manager did not respond to a request from news outlet for comment. "Well, Charles, I think as someone who's been through this, you understand that there is a due process and there is a process which they will go through to determine a ... (more...)
Israel PM says Guatemala embassy move 'just the start' Israel PM says Guatemala embassy move 'just the start'
- December 28, 2017

Morales said he had spoken to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and instructed Guatemala's foreign ministry to "initiate the process to make it possible". "I told you recently that there will be other countries that would recognize Jerusalem and announce the transfer of their embassies to it. A second country did it and I repeat it: there will be others, it's just the start and it's important", Netanyahu said in a statement. (more...)
Carjacking leads to police chase, deadly shootout in Indiana Carjacking leads to police chase, deadly shootout in Indiana
- December 28, 2017

Police gave chase, and surveillance video captured the moment the suspect lost control. That's when police said he got out and carjacked another auto with two innocent people inside. "It seemed the police officers exercised some significant discipline when it came to trying to trying to neutralize the threat and address the ongoing threat and save lives", said Lawrence Police Department Deputy Chief Gary Woodruff. (more...)
Fire causes heavy damage to 3 Knox Place apartments Fire causes heavy damage to 3 Knox Place apartments
- December 28, 2017

Firefighters said once the fire got into the common attic in the building, there was no stopping the fire. Firefighters managed to contain the fire quickly, but it took more than six hours to extinguish. The other apartment, located behind the first, received residual damage, including broken windows. Grant Pearson, Marietta's deputy fire marshal, said investigators were still working to determine what caused the fire. (more...)
The Queen's Christmas Message Welcomes Meghan Markle to the Family The Queen's Christmas Message Welcomes Meghan Markle to the Family
- December 28, 2017

Elizabeth also says in her brief broadcast that the royal family looks forward "to welcoming new members into it next year". Hundreds of well-wishers gathered outside Sandringham Church to greet the Queen after the morning service and see Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's fiance, join the royal family at Christmas for the first time. (more...)
Crews battling fire at Lincoln business Crews battling fire at Lincoln business
- December 28, 2017

Lincoln fire crews battled two fires Wednesday morning, one in the northeast part of the city that left nine people injured and another in the southwest part of town that heavily damaged a business. The bitter cold temperatures caused some problems for firefighters with some people falling. It happened at Paul Davis Restoration near 6th and Calvert; the blaze was easily visible. (more...)
Sen. Flake dangles possibility of running against Trump
- December 28, 2017

He added, "When you look at the lack of diversity, sometimes, and it depends on where you are, obviously, but by and large, we're appealing to older white men, and there are just a limited number of them, and anger and resentment are not a governing philosophy". (more...)
Vanity Fair's New Year's Resolution Suggestions for Hillary Clinton Are Sexist AF
- December 28, 2017

The thing about comedy, though, is just calling it that doesn't guarantee it will actually be amusing, or that it will be worth putting out into the world. In what world is Hillary Clinton not moving on? Maya Kosoff, the writer who suggested Clinton take up knitting, released her own statement on Twitter indicating staff members never meant to single out the politician and also that she doesn't appreciate her comments "being taken out of context to make me seem super sexist". (more...)
Traders Buy Shares of Illinois Tool Works (ITW) on Weakness
- December 28, 2017

About 443,977 shares traded. Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) has declined 3.30% since December 26, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.84% the S&P500. Investors sentiment increased to 0.87 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.17, from 0.7 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 47 investors sold ITW shares while 354 reduced holdings. (more...)
DOJ mishandled sex harassment cases: watchdog DOJ mishandled sex harassment cases: watchdog
- December 28, 2017

Many of those found responsible were never fired, and some were even rewarded, according to a review by the Inspector General. According to the report, the misconduct included a U.S. He also claimed that "additional safeguards and systems" had been implemented to ensure this does not happen again. He reportedly got a reprimand, a title change and "relief from supervisory duties" but was not suspended and did not receive a loss in pay or grade. (more...)
Haircut from hell lands stylist behind bars Haircut from hell lands stylist behind bars
- December 28, 2017

Shabani , 46, then started to twist the customer's ear. On Friday a 22-year-old man went to get the sides of his head shaved and an inch cut off from the top. Police in Madison, Wisconsin, arrested a hairstylist after he gave a customer a very unwanted Larry Fine hairdo. The customer had his head completely shaved by a different stylist before Christmas, according to the State Journal . (more...)
Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. Sells 26667 Shares of Middleby Corp (MIDD)
- December 28, 2017

The stock increased 0.59% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $20.29. About 550 shares traded. It is down 16.65% since December 25, 2016 and is uptrending. POT's profit will be $59.60M for 72.46 P/E if the $0.07 EPS becomes a reality. Albion Financial Group UT grew its holdings in shares of Middleby by 1.3% during the second quarter. (more...)
Australia eye 4-0 Ashes series lead as Boxing Test gets underway Australia eye 4-0 Ashes series lead as Boxing Test gets underway
- December 28, 2017

After dismissing Khawaja, Broad very almost trapped new batsman Marsh in front but the lbw appeal was turned down. Australia vice-captain David Warner described Smith as a "freak". Smith, whose team have reclaimed the urn by taking an unassailable 3-0 series lead, has starred this Ashes, leading the run-scoring with 426 at an average of 142. (more...)
Jim Burns Dies: Co-Creator Of 'MTV Unplugged' Was 65 Jim Burns Dies: Co-Creator Of 'MTV Unplugged' Was 65
- December 28, 2017

Police say the cab driver turned onto Fifth Avenue from East 87th Street and struck Burns, who had been walking with his seeing-eye dog near his Upper East Side home at 9.30am. Nirvana's performance was recorded just five months before singer Kurt Cobain's death. Later, the series was revived in different incarnations, most notably with performances by Jay-Z and the Roots (2001), Lauryn Hill (2002) and Alicia Keys (2005). (more...)
Prince Harry to guest edit BBC show, interviewing Obama
- December 28, 2017

He continued, "The question is, how do we harness this technology that allows a multiplicity of voices, a diversity of views but does not lead to a Balkanization of our society but rather continues to promote ways of finding common ground?" "All of us in leadership have to find ways in which we can recreate a common space on the internet", the former president said to Harry, who was guest host for BBC Radio 4's Today program. (more...)
National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV): What's the Story?
- December 27, 2017

About 594,761 shares traded. ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNOB) has risen 37.35% since December 25, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 40.63% the S&P500. (NYSE:NOV), on the other hand, is down -4.86% year to date as of 12/26/2017. Kempner Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Nat'l Oilwell Varco Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $13.47B market cap company. (more...)
Ten displaced after fire at Phoenix apartment complex Ten displaced after fire at Phoenix apartment complex
- December 27, 2017

Richardson said it took 25 firefighters to get the blaze under control. "This fire was quickly knocked down. but it's still very sad to see two families uprooted from their home on Christmas night", said Fire Chief Timothy J. "Thankfully there were no injuries". A St. Charles County family returned from church to find they'd lost their home on Christmas. Only the one resident of the bedroom fire will be displaced. (more...)

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