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Ukrainian forces and rebels exchange POWs as war grinds on Ukrainian forces and rebels exchange POWs as war grinds on
- December 28, 2017

By day's end, the Ukrainian government will carry out a prisoner swap with the self-proclaimed Donetsk republic. Iryna Herashchenko, first deputy speaker of parliament, said that "74 Ukrainians will be released [by the separatists] on December 27". (more...)
Teens face murder charges after sandbag thrown from OH overpass kills man Teens face murder charges after sandbag thrown from OH overpass kills man
- December 28, 2017

You can listen to the recording here . "Detectives determined the falling sandbag was not an accident, but a deliberate act and probable cause to charge the juveniles was established", the Toledo Police Department said in a statement obtained by ABC News . (more...)
Vice presidents Chiwenga and Mohadi to be sworn in tomorrow
- December 28, 2017

A statement by acting chief secretary to the president and cabinet Retired Colonel Christian Katsande said the two would be sworn in a state vice presidents at State House Thursday morning. This triggered a series of accusations and counter-accusations, before the military stormed Mugabe's private residence and other key State institutions on November 15, claiming they were pursuing "criminals around the President". (more...)
Man charged with murder of Byron DJ Man charged with murder of Byron DJ
- December 28, 2017

Detectives with Tweed Byron Local Area Command arrested the man this morning and detained him at Ballina Police Station , where he was refused bail. Family and friends have flooded social media with comments of shock and grief after learning of his sudden death. His "heartbroken" sister Maddie Bradley took to Facebook to confirm his death and honour her brother. (more...)
Student unions, not universities curb free speech say campaigners Student unions, not universities curb free speech say campaigners
- December 28, 2017

The Office for Students, which will come into existence in January as the new regulator for higher education, will have new powers to fine or even de-register universities which fail to protect free speech. When a university is deregistered it means it is not recognised as an English higher education provider, can not receive direct Whitehall funding and will not be able to award its own degrees. (more...)
Kabul blast kills 25 at Afghan Voice news agency, cultural center Kabul blast kills 25 at Afghan Voice news agency, cultural center
- December 28, 2017

Rahimi further told the news agency: "A ceremony was being held to mark the 38th anniversary of Soviet invasion in Afghanistan when the explosion went off. Afghan Journalists Safety Committee recently reported a surge in attacks against journalists, with at least 73 cases recorded in 2017, an increase of 35 percent compared with 2016. (more...)
Bradford Woman Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries in Wrong-Way I-95 Crash
- December 28, 2017

Witnesses reported that the Bradford woman's 2015 Jeep Cherokee was traveling northbound, crossed the median and struck another vehicle head-on that was traveling southbound. The Jeep drove the wrong way on the southbound side of the highway and sideswiped a 2018 Nissan Altima driven by a 68-year-old man from Naples, Florida, State Police said. (more...)
BJP workers stage protest against Pakistan for humiliating Jadhav's family BJP workers stage protest against Pakistan for humiliating Jadhav's family
- December 28, 2017

Pakistan's Foreign Office, in a statement, said, 'We do not wish to indulge in a meaningless battle of words. Our openness and transparency belies these allegations. Mr Jadhav met his wife Chetna and mother Avanti for the first time on Monday since he was sentenced to death eight months ago on espionage charges that India says are concocted. (more...)
Sushma Swaraj to address Parliament on Pak's treatment to Jadhav's mother, wife Sushma Swaraj to address Parliament on Pak's treatment to Jadhav's mother, wife
- December 28, 2017

Senior officials at the foreign ministry said the details of the forensic examination report would be shared with India. "We would like to discuss and show our displeasure on the floor of the house on Thursday", Azad said, adding that he and several other Opposition leaders have given notices to raise this issue in the Rajya Sabha . (more...)
Mariah Carey To Return To Live Performance On New Year's Eve Mariah Carey To Return To Live Performance On New Year's Eve
- December 28, 2017

And all of the back and forth that came afterwards-Mariah's team accusing Dick Clark Productions of being inept at best, saboteurs at worst, and everyone from Ryan Seacrest to Tommy Mattola weighing in-we wanted to wipe the whole unfortunate incident from diva's illustrious record. (more...)
Did The Queen reference The Crown in her annual Christmas Day speech? Did The Queen reference The Crown in her annual Christmas Day speech?
- December 28, 2017

The 96-year-old prince, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, has been at the queen's side throughout her 65 years on the throne, and has often grabbed the headlines with his off-colour comments. Her words about family were illustrated by photographs on her desk: her 1947 black and white wedding picture, the official photograph to commemorate the 70th wedding anniversary this November and portraits of her great grandchildren Prince George and Princess Charlotte. (more...)
North Korean sanctions get unanimous support from United Nations Security Council North Korean sanctions get unanimous support from United Nations Security Council
- December 28, 2017

To further pressure North Korea, the resolution singles out 16 additional individuals and one entity connected to the financing and development of North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs for special designation on the United Nations sanctions list. (more...)
Confederate General Statue in Tennessee Painted Pink
- December 28, 2017

The retired Nashville businessman put up the statue in 1998. Last fall, someone placed a sign that read "Trump 2016, Make AMERIKKKA Great Again" on a fence on state right-of-way property near the statue. Several Tennessee leaders, including U.S. Sen. The Tennessean reported that the statue, which depicts Forrest riding a horse, was vandalized either late Tuesday or early Wednesday. (more...)
Can analysts adopt a bullish outlook for LendingClub Corporation (NYSE:LC)?
- December 28, 2017

It has outperformed by 36.27% the S&P500.The move comes after 7 months negative chart setup for the $1.72 billion company. It was reported on Dec, 26 by Barchart.com. Iridian Asset Management Llc increased Gcp Applied Technologies Inc stake by 243,318 shares to 4.33M valued at $132.91M in 2017Q3. Geode Cap Management has invested 0.01% in LendingClub Corporation (NYSE:LC). (more...)
Dallas woman accused of damaging expensive artwork Dallas woman accused of damaging expensive artwork
- December 28, 2017

A high-profile Texas attorney alleges that a woman destroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of art in his house, including two original Andy Warhol paintings, after getting drunk on a first date. But he is said to have " completely " done with the candidacy after video surfaced of Trump bragging about grabbing women by the p***y. He successfully defended former Texas Gov. (more...)
Panthers survive with weird win over the Buccaneers Panthers survive with weird win over the Buccaneers
- December 28, 2017

All of a sudden, a huge upset bid by the turned into an early Christmas present for Carolina, a victory on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium. In addition to his 2,009 passing yards, Brees only attempted 514 passes that season - when New Orleans won the Super Bowl. (more...)
Didn't consult Muslim bodies before drafting triple talaq bill: PP Chaudhary Didn't consult Muslim bodies before drafting triple talaq bill: PP Chaudhary
- December 28, 2017

According to the list of businesses, Prasad is set to introduce The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill in the Lok Sabha . If the Board does not stop opposing the government's steps to criminalise triple talaq , then the government should dissolve the board, the women said. (more...)
Detention warrants issued for 171 academics, university personnel Detention warrants issued for 171 academics, university personnel
- December 28, 2017

Local media added that security forces launched another operation in Istanbul to arrest 58 people accused of being users of ByLock, an encrypted messaging application for smartphones used by members of the organization. Around 100 people with suspected links to Gulen Movement were arrested in Turkey on Wednesday, state-run Anadolu Agency reports. Since the coup attempt, more than 50,000 people, including civil servants and security personnel, have been jailed pending trial and some 150,000 ... (more...)
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 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...)

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