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Trump Christmas dinner serves up extravagant gut-busting desserts Trump Christmas dinner serves up extravagant gut-busting desserts
- December 29, 2017

Trump ate Christmas Eve dinner with his family before attending services with his wife at the Episcopal church in Palm Beach where they married in 2005. Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton also offered greetings marking Kwanzaa, the weeklong African heritage festivities starting Tuesday. One of the president's calls was with a child from Virginia named "Casper". (more...)
Judge denies Roy Moore's attempt to delay Alabama Senate results Judge denies Roy Moore's attempt to delay Alabama Senate results
- December 29, 2017

Merrill added that Jones will officially be sworn into the Senate by Vice President Mike Pence on January 3. Jones is the first Democrat in a generation to win a Senate seat in Alabama, beating Moore amid a firestorm of allegations that the GOP candidate had sexually abused teens. (more...)
Victims in basement apartment were mom, 2 kids, 2nd woman
- December 29, 2017

Police Capt DeWolf on Tuesday called the deaths "horrible, terrible" and sad. "I was down there yesterday, and the look on the officers' faces. they were shaken". All of the deceased were reportedly found in the basement of the 5,852-square-foot residence. McGrath is familiar with the neighborhood. The mother was 36 years old and in a relationship with a 22-year-old woman whose body was also found in the basement apartment, the chief said. (more...)
NC State's Markell Johnson facing assault charges NC State's Markell Johnson facing assault charges
- December 29, 2017

According to a court document posted on the Cuyahoga County Court Clerk website , Johnson turned himself in on December 20 and was released on a $5,000 cash bond. The pretrial hearing was set for December 28 at 9 a.m. The school initially said the suspension was a result of a violation of the student-athlete code of conduct and offered no other explanation. (more...)
La Casa Blanca condena el La Casa Blanca condena el "bárbaro" atentado en una escuela de Kabul
- December 29, 2017

Según el informe de Nasrat Rahimi , portavoz del Ministerio afgano de Interior, la explosión ocurrió alrededor de las 10:30 horas y entre las víctimas hay mujeres y niños pues el lugar alberga las oficinas de una agencia de noticias y una mezquita. (more...)
China says no sanction-breaking oil sales to North Korea
- December 29, 2017

President Trump scolded China yesterday after claiming that its ships had been caught "red-handed" transferring oil to North Korean tankers in defiance of United Nations sanctions. Treasury Department placed six North Korean shipping and trading companies and 20 of their ships on sanctions list on November 21, when it published spy satellite images taken on October 19 showing a ship named Ryesonggang 1 connected to a Chinese vessel. (more...)
Detroit Pistons vs. Orlando Magic: Lineups, preview & prediction 12/28/17 Detroit Pistons vs. Orlando Magic: Lineups, preview & prediction 12/28/17
- December 29, 2017

Bismack Biyombo had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and Marresse Speights scored 16 points as replacements for injured starter Nikola Vucevic . The victory was revenge for the Magic's 114-110 loss in Detroit two weeks ago, a game that they trailed by 24 points before cutting it to five in the fourth quarter. (more...)
Weather Authority: Light snow Thursday Weather Authority: Light snow Thursday
- December 29, 2017

While it would be ideal if we could all just stay indoors and not face the bitter cold that awaits, that's not exactly possible for most of us. Although arctic air is expected to ease later in the week, any relief will be minimal and short lived. (more...)
N Korean defectors show signs of nuclear radiation exposure N Korean defectors show signs of nuclear radiation exposure
- December 29, 2017

One Japanese newspaper reported that the North is researching whether the anthrax spores would survive the heat of reentering the atmosphere on an ICBM. Anthrax is a biological weapon based on a bacteria, Bacillus anthracis . This prevented researchers from studying the effects of the large nuclear test. (more...)
Cancelled Yiannopoulos Book Notes Revealed In Lawsuit Documents Cancelled Yiannopoulos Book Notes Revealed In Lawsuit Documents
- December 29, 2017

Milo Yiannopoulos is a 33-year-old British gay man who rose to prominence on an astonishing wave of "alt-right" nastiness. "It goes without saying, that in addition to these seven points, given the level of revision being requested, we reserve the right of additional review and discussion of acceptability", says editor Mitchell Ivers in the legal document. (more...)
Liberia's rival presidential camps claim victory before first results Liberia's rival presidential camps claim victory before first results
- December 29, 2017

This is the first time in more than 70 years the nation founded by freed American slaves will see one democratically elected government hand power to another. The run-off was delayed for seven weeks due to legal challenges lodged by Boakai's Unity Party against the electoral commission over the conduct of the first round, but numerous complaints appeared to have been addressed in the second round. (more...)
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
- 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...)

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