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Ex-Chelsea star George Weah confirmed as Liberia president Ex-Chelsea star George Weah confirmed as Liberia president
- December 29, 2017

NEC President Jerome Korkoya told reporters that definitive results would be released Friday. The 51-year-old Weah, a FIFA World Player of the Year and senator who entered politics after his 2002 retirement, also led the first round of voting in October but didn't receive enough votes to win outright over the 73-year-old Boakai, who has been vice president for 12 years. (more...)
Knesset passes law to gag police in corruption probes Knesset passes law to gag police in corruption probes
- December 29, 2017

Israel's Knesset passed legislation that would prevent police from publicly stating at the end of an investigation of high-profile cases whether there is enough evidence to request an indictment. The new law will not apply to investigations now underway, including those involving Netanyahu. His call came after thousands of people protested against corruption. (more...)
Florida's Weeki Wachee state park holding auditions for mermaids Florida's Weeki Wachee state park holding auditions for mermaids
- December 29, 2017

There are openings at Florida's world-famous Weeki Wachee Springs State Park , which plans to hold auditions January 13 to add several new members to its mermaid squad, the park wrote on its website . "It's an inherently risky job, and you need to be able to not only save yourself, but save a colleague", Athanason said. He said the second portion of the audition will call on the prospective performers to do ballet-like moves underwater while officials work to determine whether they seem ... (more...)
Jairam Thakur begins innings in hill State Jairam Thakur begins innings in hill State
- December 29, 2017

The report revealed that, on an average, asset of the state cabinet ministers is Rs 7.17 crore, with Anil Sharma topping the list with assets worth Rs 40.20 crore. There is only one woman minister in the cabinet, with the fair sex having a representation of 8.35 per cent in the BJP-led state government. The BJP have ousted the Congress from power in Himachal Pradesh by winning 44 out of the 68 seats in the recently held Assembly polls. (more...)
South Korea Criticizes 'Flawed' Deal with Japan Over Wartime Sex Slaves South Korea Criticizes 'Flawed' Deal with Japan Over Wartime Sex Slaves
- December 29, 2017

There has been no contact between Moon and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about the report, but Korean officials said they talked to their USA counterparts in view of the impact frayed ties with Tokyo could have on US -led regional military alliances. (more...)
Officers searching for armed robbery suspect in Oklahoma City Officers searching for armed robbery suspect in Oklahoma City
- December 29, 2017

The clerk told police he was mopping the floor when the suspect entered. The victim suffered a bloody nose and lips and was transported to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries, police said. (more...)
The new 'Black Panther' trailer has us so hyped
- December 29, 2017

Despite all the luxuries and power, there are conflicts in the kingdom, especially when it comes to choosing the next king. The movie features a cast that includes Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa ( Black Panther ), Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Martin Freeman as Everett K. (more...)
Woman gives birth in the middle of store Woman gives birth in the middle of store
- December 29, 2017

She said she was frantically shouting and crying and asked the store employees to give the baby a bottle because it may have been hungry. Sepulveda looked down and saw something that scared her: The umbilical cord was wrapped around the baby's neck. (more...)
BJP uses lies for political benefit, Congress defends truth: Rahul Gandhi BJP uses lies for political benefit, Congress defends truth: Rahul Gandhi
- December 29, 2017

Gandhi 's scion said the Congress Party was mutually responsible for getting independence to the nation, as well as in drafting the Constitution that bestow equal rights to all citizens, but that it has come on the direct attack by the ruling saffron Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). (more...)
Trend Analysis Report: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN)
- December 29, 2017

HBAN's Senior Exec. V. P. Houston Helga Sell 14513 shares of the company at a price of $13.77 on 2017-11-02. Its subsidiaries conduct a full-service commercial and consumer banking business, engage in mortgage banking, lease financing, trust services, discount brokerage services, underwriting credit life and disability insurance, selling other insurance products, and issuing commercial paper guaranteed by Huntington, and providing other financial products and services. (more...)
Big Rig Carrying Avocados Crashes, Catches Fire On I-35E Big Rig Carrying Avocados Crashes, Catches Fire On I-35E
- December 29, 2017

About 40,000 pounds of avocados spilled across a major interstate in Central Texas when the big rig hauling them crashed and caught fire. Only the southbound lanes of I-35E were getting by as crews worked to clean up the debris. No injuries were reported and officials with the Corsicana Highway Patrol said there was no environmental threat because the truck wasn't carrying any hazardous materials. (more...)
New tax law could impact charitable giving New tax law could impact charitable giving
- December 29, 2017

For Doranne and Randy Hudson, congressional passage of the tax overhaul prompted the sale of some stock holdings so they could pour extra money into a fund that distributes their gifts to several local organizations. The changes begin in fiscal year 2018 (effective when you file in April 2019). The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act - as the bill initially was dubbed - almost doubles the standard deduction for individuals, eliminates some itemized tax deductions, and reduces the State and Local Tax ... (more...)
Snow and ice warning issued for Rochdale
- December 29, 2017

The northern half of the country is likely to be worst affected according to Met Éireann. "Lowest temperatures of 0 to -3 or -4 degrees". "Travel delays on roads are likely, stranding some vehicles and passengers". Hawarden in Clywd, northeast Wales, recorded a temperature of 12.5C (54.5F) - a few degrees from the record for the UK's warmest Christmas in 1920, which saw Killerton in Devon record a temperature of 15.6C (60.08F). (more...)
China extends subsidies for electric and hybrid vehicles China extends subsidies for electric and hybrid vehicles
- December 29, 2017

The extension comes as automakers in China brace to meet strict NEV quotas starting in 2019 that are sparking a flurry of electric vehicle deals and new launches of electric and hybrid models. In the first 11 months, production and sales stood at 639,000 and 609,000 units respectively, up 49.7 percent and 51.4 percent from a year ago. Earlier this year Xin Guobin, vice minister of industry and technology in China , told Xinhua about plans to ban all internal combustion vehicles, ... (more...)
Barack Obama edges Donald Trump as Gallup Poll's 'Most Admired American' Barack Obama edges Donald Trump as Gallup Poll's 'Most Admired American'
- December 29, 2017

Overall, she has held the title 22 times, more than any other woman-or man, for that matter. Gallup's poll of 1,049 United States adults was taken from December 4-11, 2017, with a margin of error of ±4% points. First lady Melania Trump was also in the top 10 with 1 percent. A Gallup poll released Wednesday found that the Jewish Independent from Vermont and the Israeli leader placed seventh and ninth respectively in the list of most admired men, with one percent of Americans naming ... (more...)
Suspect drove off Astoria pier, attempted to swim away from officers Suspect drove off Astoria pier, attempted to swim away from officers
- December 29, 2017

Officers were investigating reports that someone had trespassed on boats on the riverfront when they encountered Erofeeff in his pickup truck at 10 a.m. Police said Erofeeff was able to get out of his vehicle. Oregon resident JD Moreland captured video of the moment a auto drove off a pier in Astoria, Oregon, while trying to escape police on December 27. (more...)
Rescued from Rental Truck at Falfurrias Checkpoint Rescued from Rental Truck at Falfurrias Checkpoint
- December 29, 2017

The agent was patrolling the river by boat when he was shot. "This offender victimized children in Riverside, a community not very close to the border", said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent David S. Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents effectively combat smuggling organizations attempting to transport people and contraband illegally through southwestern Arizona and California. (more...)
State Street Corp (STT) Insider Sells $222359.58 in Stock
- December 29, 2017

The stock decreased 0.50% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $97.44. About 719,538 shares traded. Erickson Andrew also sold $32,833 worth of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT ) shares. Greenleaf Trust invested in 0% or 177 shares. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.42 per share. Marietta Inv Ptnrs Ltd Liability Corp invested in 0.06% or 7,200 shares. (more...)
Trump says East Coast could use some global warming Trump says East Coast could use some global warming
- December 29, 2017

While scientists typically avoid attributing individual weather events to climate change, some have noted that warmer water and rising sea levels augment the likelihood of powerful hurricanes after a series of formidable storms - Harvey, Irma and Maria - battered Puerto Rico and the mainland U.S. (more...)
Bernie Sanders to swear-in de Blasio at mayoral inauguration Bernie Sanders to swear-in de Blasio at mayoral inauguration
- December 29, 2017

In a statement Wednesday, de Blasio called Sanders, "a proud son of Brooklyn and a dedicated advocate for working people". "I've met some extraordinary people along the way, I mentioned having this growing relationship with Bernie Sanders, that's an incredible thing, that's been a fascinating and positive thing, but so many other people as well", he said. (more...)
Banco Santander, SA (SAN)- Most Volatile Market Movers
- December 29, 2017

For the current quarter Banco Santander Brasil Sa (NYSE: BSBR ) has high EPS estimates of $0.21 in contradiction of low EPS estimates of $0.14. When we divide the last trade volume by the 3-month average volume, we found out a relative volume of 0.46. (more...)
US, Israel sign secret pact to tackle Iran US, Israel sign secret pact to tackle Iran
- December 29, 2017

The teams were headed by U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and Israel's National Security chief Meir Ben-Shabbat. The result of the meeting was the creation of a document in which the United States and Israel agreed on a list of shared strategic goals both nations share. (more...)
14 killed in Mumbai Kamala Mills fire 14 killed in Mumbai Kamala Mills fire
- December 29, 2017

Meanwhile, six fire tenders, four water tankers and one emergency ambulance have rushed to the spot and the fire has been neutralized. Avinash Supe further informed that 12 people who sustained minor injuries were being treated at the hospital. (more...)
NYPD unveils unprecedented security for New Year's Eve NYPD unveils unprecedented security for New Year's Eve
- December 29, 2017

Standard measures will also be in place such as sand trucks and blocker vehicles. Police snipers will keep watch from windows, helicopters from above, and K9 units will be on the ground, along with plainclothes officers among the crowds. No vehicles allowed in or out. "I've been trying to save money to come to NY to enjoy this experience", Olvah Alhamid said. There will be 12 access points with multiple layers of security. (more...)
U.S. prosecutor needs longer on cop's killing of Australian woman Justine Damond U.S. prosecutor needs longer on cop's killing of Australian woman Justine Damond
- December 29, 2017

Prosecutor Mike Freeman had promised a decision by year's end in the death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. Damond's family released a statement saying her relatives in Australia and the USA, including her fiance in Minneapolis , supported Freeman's decision. (more...)
Appeals Court Rules Against Oregon Bakery That Turned Away Gay Couple Appeals Court Rules Against Oregon Bakery That Turned Away Gay Couple
- December 29, 2017

Theirs was the first of several notable public-accommodations cases pitting Christian vendors against same-sex couple: Earlier this month, the Supreme Court heard opening arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. In a statement Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer, who had tried to order the cake from the Kleins, said today's ruling proved "all are equal under the law" and should be treated as such. (more...)
4-year-old boy dies after playhouse collapses 4-year-old boy dies after playhouse collapses
- December 29, 2017

He was rushed to the hospital and placed on life support at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. He died three days later from severe brain trauma because of the collapse. Evans explained the details of the incident that led to the boy's death. I can't say thank you enough for everyone and how much you lifted my family up. (more...)
4 treated after van jumps curb, hits building in downtown Seattle 4 treated after van jumps curb, hits building in downtown Seattle
- December 29, 2017

Garth Green said preliminary information indicated the driver of the van lost consciousness due to a medical condition, according to KIRO. Officials said five pedestrians on the sidewalk were injured and taken to the hospital. The victim hit by flying glass was taken to another hospital with minor injuries. Seattle fire says two people were transported to Harborview via Seattle fire medics. (more...)
Staten Island man busted for racking up $24G in unpaid tolls Staten Island man busted for racking up $24G in unpaid tolls
- December 29, 2017

Savino was driving to his job at the Bergen County Utilities Authority from his Staten Island home. The company required employees to live in New Jersey. Savino has a court date on the Bergen County charges on January 10, and on January 5 for the Port Authority charges. He was also charged by Port Authority Police for theft of services and will appear in court on that matter January 5. (more...)
Jimbo Fisher fields defensive coordinator question during Belk Bowl media session Jimbo Fisher fields defensive coordinator question during Belk Bowl media session
- December 29, 2017

It would give the Aggies a chance to win a game for former Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin who was relieved his duties following the final regular season game against LSU. However, Jackson still accounted for almost 500 yards of offense and four total touchdowns (three rushing) in that October 28 meeting. Did you know? Expect a pro-Wake Forest crowd. (more...)

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