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Man with explosives takes 11 hostages in Kharkiv Man with explosives takes 11 hostages in Kharkiv
- December 31, 2017

Police say three women and two children have been released following talks. The traffic in the area has been shut down and the footage shows numerous police cars and policemen outside a white-and-yellow post building. Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Avakov, said employees at the post office and customers had been among the hostages. "The patrolmen came to the place of the robbery in a few minutes", Gerashchenko wrote on Facebook . (more...)
Niagara Falls freezes in incredible cold snap Niagara Falls freezes in incredible cold snap
- December 31, 2017

The US is now gripped by an arctic blast of air that has kept temperatures below freezing and brought record cold to some spots. As far south as Charleston, South Carolina, freezing rain coated the city's landmark church steeples, while brutally cold weather has iced plans for scores of events in the Northeast from New Year's Eve through New Year's Day. (more...)
BB&T (BBT) Given a $51.00 Price Target by Wells Fargo & Co Analysts
- December 31, 2017

It has outperformed by 3.98% the S&P500. Berkley W R Corp decreased its stake in Loews Corp (L) by 23.92% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Therefore 45% are positive. The rating was downgraded by FBR Capital to "Mkt Perform" on Tuesday, October 11. The stock of Hasbro, Inc. The stock presently has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $49.71. (more...)
Doug Jones Officially Wins Alabama Senate Race Doug Jones Officially Wins Alabama Senate Race
- December 31, 2017

Jones is expected to be sworn into office on January 3, his spokesman confirmed. Democrat Doug Jones is asking a judge to toss Roy Moore's last-minute lawsuit seeking to overturn Jones' historic win in the Alabama race for U.S. This is despite the GOP's extreme gerrymandering that's ended up in federal court, stricter voter ID requirements, voter purges that did not follow federal guidelines, requiring paper proof of citizenship to register to vote for state elections and other ... (more...)
Marijuana becomes legal statewide in California beginning Monday Marijuana becomes legal statewide in California beginning Monday
- December 31, 2017

At the same time, the legal sale of recreational pot should bring in more than $5 billion as it will capture almost 62 percent of all sales. When you do buy marijuana, how much can you carry? California's new recreational marijuana laws will go into effect on January 1, 2018, but that doesn't mean you'll be able to go straight from your New Year's Eve party to a local dispensary . (more...)
Child's screams scare off would-be abductor outside central Queensland hotel Child's screams scare off would-be abductor outside central Queensland hotel
- December 31, 2017

According to 7 News Brisbane , the woman was taking her two children to a birthday party at the hotel. Moments later a man in a ute pulled up alongside the vehicle. And thankfully for the youngster, a member of staff pushing a trolley is seen walking into the auto park as the bloke drives away. Police say the girl was not injured in the incident. (more...)
FBI Arrests Virginia Man in ISIS Investigation
- December 31, 2017

Investigators said in an affidavit that one of Duncan's relatives reported that he converted to Islam and may have been radicalized, and that a person in custody in another country for trying to join Islamic State said Duncan was one of her USA -based "contacts" who expressed an interest in joining the group and carrying out an attack and provided information about homemade bombs. (more...)
White House Shake-Up Coming in New Year White House Shake-Up Coming in New Year
- December 31, 2017

Few Trump officials have deep experience and ties to Capitol Hill. Once Dearborn leaves, DeStefano will assume much of his responsibilities in the White House, according to the report. Trump's signature "OK" hand sign and that he has no affiliation with white supremacist groups. In the first year of Trump's presidency, about 34 percent of senior officials have resigned, been fired or reassigned to other roles, she told the Wall Street Journal . (more...)
Visa (V) Upgraded to Buy by Vetr
- December 31, 2017

It has underperformed by 10.21% the S&P500. Winslow Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Visa Inc (V) by 6.45% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wedbush upgraded shares of Visa from a "neutral" rating to an "outperform" rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $77.00 to $96.00 in a report on Friday, January 20th. (more...)
Israeli jets strike Gaza after shelling with 'Iran-supplied missiles' Israeli jets strike Gaza after shelling with 'Iran-supplied missiles'
- December 31, 2017

Following the retaliatory raid, the army accused Iran of attempting to spark a war between Israel and Gaza terror groups and putting the lives of Palestinians in danger. No group in Gaza has claimed responsibility for the rockets attack but similar launches were usually made by Hamas and other radical Islamist groups. (more...)
IS claims responsibility for deadly attack on Helwan church IS claims responsibility for deadly attack on Helwan church
- December 31, 2017

It is now unknown whether he is one of the three casualties. Two armed terrorists attacked the church shortly before Friday prayers. More than 100 Christians have been killed in Egypt in the past year - most attacks claimed by the local branch of the so-called Islamic State group. (more...)
Extreme cold warning issued for Toronto Extreme cold warning issued for Toronto
- December 31, 2017

A fresh surge of record-breaking Arctic air is forecast to encompass the entire province in its icy grip. Environment Canada on Friday maintained its extreme cold warning for six of the country´s 10 provinces, including British Columbia in the far west, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec, as well as the Yukon territory in the northwest. (more...)
Atlantic Trust Group LLC Boosts Position in Whirlpool Co. (NYSE:WHR)
- December 31, 2017

It has underperformed by 9.89% the S&P500. Poplar Forest Capital Llc increased its stake in Amerisourcebergen Corp (ABC) by 43.03% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Palouse Management, a Washington-based fund reported 17,273 shares. Clearbridge Investments Llc holds 206,386 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Kcm Invest Advsr holds 0.14% or 12,412 shares in its portfolio. (more...)
Analysts See $-0.02 EPS for Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR)
- December 31, 2017

The stock decreased 1.90% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $31.05. About 110,124 shares traded. (NYSE:MUR) by 31.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Amp Capital Limited holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) for 45,492 shares. Piper Jaffray maintained Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) on Thursday, August 24 with "Hold" rating. (more...)
Aggies suffer blowout loss to Alabama to open conference play, 79-57 Aggies suffer blowout loss to Alabama to open conference play, 79-57
- December 31, 2017

Down low, junior forward Donta Hall finished with 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting. Fellow freshman guard Collin Sexton had 16 points, while junior guard Dazon Ingram also had 16 points. Alabama's defense was a major reason why Alabama defeated the Aggies. Texas A&M's Duane Wilson appeared to hurt his right leg with about 7 minutes left in the game, staying in it before crumpling to the court with the first clock stoppage. (more...)
Ex-sheriff Clarke abused authority, intimidated fellow passenger
- December 31, 2017

The affidavit, which had requested a search of Clarke's private email account, was revealed as part of a filing in US District Court in Wisconsin on Thursday. "Why didn't he just keep his mouth shut?" Since Black went public with his complaint, Clarke has threatened and belittled his fellow passenger , calling Black a "snowflake" and saying anyone, including Black, who harasses him on an airplane might get "knocked out". (more...)
Bitcoin price tumbles after South Korea joins cryptocurrency crackdown Bitcoin price tumbles after South Korea joins cryptocurrency crackdown
- December 31, 2017

After reports surfaced that South Korea might be planning to shut down exchanges, a number of cryptocurrencies took a plunge on Thursday, December 28. " Cryptocurrency speculation has been irrationally overheated in Korea ", the government said in the statement, which came little more than a week after the bankruptcy filing of one South Korean exchange. (more...)
Russian Tankers Fueled North Korea Via Sea Transfers Russian Tankers Fueled North Korea Via Sea Transfers
- December 31, 2017

A second source, who independently confirmed the existence of the Russian ship-to-ship fuel trade with North Korea, said there was no evidence of Russian state involvement in the latest transfers. Short of a blockade where every ship going to North Korea is searched, it's impossible to shut down the flow of oil completely. We can call out countries like Russian Federation and China for violating the sanctions, but even if we could prove complicity conclusively, there isn't much to be done. (more...)
Trading on Spotlight: Plains All American Pipeline, LP (PAA)
- December 31, 2017

The stock decreased 0.89% or $2.03 during the last trading session, reaching $225.01. About 785,694 shares traded. (NYSE:JPM) has risen 33.74% since December 29, 2016 and is uptrending. Scotia Capital maintained Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) rating on Friday, April 28. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, June 15 by SunTrust. (more...)
Ringo Starr and Barry Gibb knighted Ringo Starr and Barry Gibb knighted
- December 31, 2017

Ringo Starr is the second member of The Beatles to become a knight. Ringo Starr said of his solo knighthood in a press statement via the BBC: "It's great!" Let's go ahead swap them out and teach our children/British literature students about the adventures of Sir Ringo and Sir Barry instead. (more...)
Saint Petersburg supermarket blast suspect arrested Saint Petersburg supermarket blast suspect arrested
- December 31, 2017

A man has been arrested on suspicion of setting off an explosion at a supermarket in St Petersburg earlier this week, Russia's main domestic security agency said. Russia's President Vladimir Putin described the blast as a terrorist act. The Kremlin said earlier this month that a US tip-off had helped thwart the attack in a rare public show of cooperation despite deep strains between the two countries. (more...)
Record-setting Cold Takes Hold of Northern US Record-setting Cold Takes Hold of Northern US
- December 31, 2017

The National Weather Service said wind chills in some areas Thursday could make temperatures feel below zero. Record-breaking snow piled up in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday after two days of snowfall that had already surpassed 5 feet, according to the National Weather Service. (more...)
Solo climbers banned from climbing Everest Solo climbers banned from climbing Everest
- December 31, 2017

Blind American Erik Weihenmayer scaled Everest in May 2001 and later became the only visually-impaired person to summit the highest peaks on all seven continents. Likewise, the revised regulation allows the government to publish the names of mountains that are opened for climbing in the annex. Foreign climbers will also have to attempt the climb in the company of a guide under the new rules, in an effort to create more job openings for Nepal's mountain guides. (more...)
Leidos (LDOS) Receives Buy Rating from Cowen
- December 31, 2017

The institutional investor held 62,640 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.65M, up from 34,066 at the end of the previous reported quarter. 346 shares were sold by Robbins Paige K, worth $70,000 on Thursday, October 26. Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in 2017 Q3. Southpoint Capital Advisors Lp bought 1.57 million shares as the company's stock rose 0.31% with the market. (more...)
Israel submits UNESCO withdrawal notice to leave December 31, 2018 Israel submits UNESCO withdrawal notice to leave December 31, 2018
- December 31, 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had announced in October that Israel would pull out of UNESCO after a decision by President Donald Trump to withdraw the us due to the United Nations organzation's alleged "anti-Israel bias". The US, at the time, accused Unesco of having an "anti-Israel bias" - a sentiment echoed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who accused Unesco of becoming "the theatre of the absurd". (more...)
Tennessee vs. Arkansas College Basketball Predictions Against The Spread Tennessee vs. Arkansas College Basketball Predictions Against The Spread
- December 31, 2017

But as was the case against the Tar Heels, the Vols never put away the Razorbacks and it came back to bite the young team in the end. "They nearly beat North Carolina at North Carolina", Anderson pointed out. " Coach don't want me to talk about that, but I've got to say something", Macon said. The Razorbacks are 7-0 in Walton Arena this season with an average winning margin of 25.6 points, including a 95-79 victory over Minnesota. (more...)
Fugitive Catalan leader asks Spain to restore his government Fugitive Catalan leader asks Spain to restore his government
- December 31, 2017

He called the vote in a bid to quash a bid for independence by the region's leaders and end the political crisis. He reiterated that a vote to select a new Catalan president must take place within 10 days of the new regional parliament convening. (more...)
North Korea soldier found to have anthrax antibodies North Korea soldier found to have anthrax antibodies
- December 31, 2017

This past year, North Korea has successfully launched five previously-unseen ballistic missiles, including two new intercontinental ballistic missiles theoretically able to range the continental U.S. It also demanded that the US suspend its war drills with its allies in the Korean Peninsula. Pyongyang claimed the facility specializes in pesticide research but analysts have said dual-use equipment on the site suggests biological weapons are being manufactured in North Korea. (more...)
9 dead after gunmen open fire at Coptic church near Cairo 9 dead after gunmen open fire at Coptic church near Cairo
- December 31, 2017

In any case, given the global experience in the fight against terrorism, it is foreseeable that throughout the year 2018 the activity of the armed extremists in Egypt will continue, although in an isolated and territorially focused way, and without affecting the general citizen tranquility. (more...)
United Nations human rights experts condemn pardon of ex president Alberto Fujimori United Nations human rights experts condemn pardon of ex president Alberto Fujimori
- December 30, 2017

Fujimori ruled Peru from 1990 to 2000 before fleeing massive corruption and human rights abuse charges. Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and one of his leading political rivals appeared Thursday before prosecutors investigating payments to politicians by Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. (more...)

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