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Oprah Winfrey's broad appeal key to taking down Trump in 2020 Oprah Winfrey's broad appeal key to taking down Trump in 2020
- January 10, 2018

Her remarks in accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement did not include direct references to politics or President Donald Trump . "It absolutely could happen, and if she runs, there is little the Democratic Party can do to stop her from being a top-class contender, even if they wanted to", says veteran Democratic strategist Joe Trippi, who is fresh off beating Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate contest in December. (more...)
Warm Wednesday, then cold front enters Topeka area, with snow expected overnight Warm Wednesday, then cold front enters Topeka area, with snow expected overnight
- January 10, 2018

With a stiff north wind, wind chills will dip to as low as -20° in some spots. A bigger surge of moisture will arrive this afternoon/evening from the west while a push of colder, Canadian air makes a move into north central Montana. South southeast wind 11 to 16 miles per hour. Rain chances today are 30 percent, with a 50 percent chance tonight . Chance of precipitation is 80%. (more...)
Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ:PENN) Raised to Strong-Buy at BidaskClub Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ:PENN) Raised to Strong-Buy at BidaskClub
- January 10, 2018

The company has a market capitalization of $2,830.00, a P/E ratio of 3.55, a P/E/G ratio of 4.11 and a beta of 1.38. The hedge fund run by Parag Vora held 6.05M shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $141.51 million, down from 8.33M at the end of the previous reported quarter. (more...)
EPS for Essex Property Trust, Inc. (ESS) Expected At $3.00
- January 10, 2018

Great Lakes Advisors LLC now owns 2,118 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $472,000 after buying an additional 9 shares during the period. Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 20 insider sales for $5.27 million activity. The stock was sold at an average price of $219.55, for a total transaction of $263,460.00. (more...)
Senior Hamas terrorist in critical condition with gunshot wound to the head Senior Hamas terrorist in critical condition with gunshot wound to the head
- January 10, 2018

The U.S. maintained that Al-Alami was responsible for the Hamas military wing in Gaza, Judea and Samaria. There was no independent confirmation of that account. Israel has accused him of planning multiple attacks. In 2003, the USA declared him a "specially designated global terrorist". In October 2017 the head of security in Gaza was injured in an apparent assassination attempt, with a small explosion in his vehicle. (more...)
Cory Booker gets a new national platform in US Senate Cory Booker gets a new national platform in US Senate
- January 10, 2018

The Congressional Black Caucus had been urging Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to appoint one of its members to the committee. Former Sen. Booker testified against Sessions's nomination past year, the first time a sitting senator has testified against another sitting senator chosen for a Cabinet post. (more...)
Deadly protests in Pakistan after 8-year-old girl raped, killed Deadly protests in Pakistan after 8-year-old girl raped, killed
- January 10, 2018

The angry demonstrators also vandalized the public property and pelted stones at officials. As the incident came to light, crowd took to the streets and staged protests in different parts of the city on Wednesday. Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has taken notice of the incident and demand immediate action. "Arrest the culprit and start the investigation against them", he said. (more...)
Airbus to Increase A320 Production in Tianjin, China Airbus to Increase A320 Production in Tianjin, China
- January 10, 2018

Macron said Xi had confirmed during their meeting that the Airbus order would be made. Jack Ma, founder and executive chairman of online retailer Alibaba, gave Macron's pitch for more openness his backing on Tuesday, but added both sides had a part to play. (more...)
Strong encryption an 'urgent public safety issue', Federal Bureau of Investigation says Strong encryption an 'urgent public safety issue', Federal Bureau of Investigation says
- January 10, 2018

On Tuesday, he once again emphasized his concern at NY at Fordham University's International Conference on Cyber Security, according to a report in the Washington Post by Ellen Nakashima . He argued this was fast becoming an "urgent public safety issue" which would only get worse over time unless United States technology companies engineer a "responsible" solution. (more...)
Smoke still billowing from burning oil tanker Smoke still billowing from burning oil tanker
- January 10, 2018

The Iranian tanker was carrying 150,000 tons, or almost 1 million barrels, of condensate crude oil when it collided with the CF Crystal on Saturday. "There is a wide perimeter of flames around the vessel because of the spillage and search and rescue efforts are being carried out with difficulty", Iran's Rastad said. (more...)
China's former top general under investigation for corruption China's former top general under investigation for corruption
- January 10, 2018

The adjustment in the leading and command system of the armed police force is "an important political decision" the CPC Central Committee made to fully realize the absolute leadership of the Party over all armed forces and to develop "a socialist military system with Chinese characteristics", Xi said at a CMC ceremony to confer the flag on the armed police force. (more...)
Bank theft suspect arrested after he applies for a job with police Bank theft suspect arrested after he applies for a job with police
- January 10, 2018

A former Bank of America worker suspected of theft chose the wrong employer when applying for a job. However, in December 2017, Lopez applied for a dispatch position with Cottonwood Police, the same law enforcement jurisdiction where he had been a wanted man since September 2016. (more...)
First Alert Day issued for Friday, expect increase in temps First Alert Day issued for Friday, expect increase in temps
- January 10, 2018

Normally, 40 to 45 degree temperatures wouldn't feel so warm, but compared to the teens and 20s we've seen over the last two weeks, it felt like a heat wave. The ABC 17 Stormtrack Weather Team is tracking drastically changing conditions through the next 24 to 36 hours as a strong cold front moves through the area. (more...)
Trump's Team, FBI In Talks About Possible Mueller Interview With POTUS Trump's Team, FBI In Talks About Possible Mueller Interview With POTUS
- January 10, 2018

A source close to the president said: "This is moving faster than anyone really realises". That would mean the prospect of the Mueller investigation dragging on for another year or two, casting a dark shadow over the White House, would be greatly diminished. (more...)
Discovery to Leave Maryland Discovery to Leave Maryland
- January 10, 2018

Discovery Communications will reportedly leave Silver Spring for New York City , ending 14 years in the DC suburb. A Maryland Network Hub is planned to house select functions, such as government relations and Discovery Education. The company was tight-lipped about what the purchase would mean for the future of its Silver Spring HQ, despite putting $ 10 million into renovations for the building past year. (more...)
Woman rejects claim she did $300K in damage to date's art Woman rejects claim she did $300K in damage to date's art
- January 10, 2018

Lindy Layman, 29, was charged with criminal mischief after the December 23 encounter with high-profile attorney Tony Buzbee. Buzbee, a donor to President Trump's campaign, said he called Layman an Uber - only for her to run and hide before it arrived. (more...)
UIDAI introduces new two-layer security system to improve Aadhaar privacy UIDAI introduces new two-layer security system to improve Aadhaar privacy
- January 10, 2018

Once the users create a new virtual ID, the old ID would automatically get cancelled. Here's how the new system would work: Starting June 1, all Aadhaar transactions will take place with a virtual ID - a 16-digit, randomly-generated number that will be used for authentication to avail services, instead of the actual Aadhaar number. (more...)
Syrian regime breaks rebel siege on army base near Damascus Syrian regime breaks rebel siege on army base near Damascus
- January 10, 2018

Israel is concerned that Iran will use the power vacuum in war-torn Syria and strong Russian influence to establish military bases in Syria with the aim of opening up a second front against Israel in the event of a war with Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite militia. (more...)
New US pot rule sparks latest clash over states' rights New US pot rule sparks latest clash over states' rights
- January 10, 2018

In 2016, the state produced an estimated 13.5 million pounds of pot, and 80 per cent was illegally shipped out of state, according to a report prepared for the state by ERA Economics, an environmental and agricultural consulting firm. That public opinion, by the way, continues to strengthen in favor of cannabis. Lawmakers in New Hampshire legalized therapeutic cannabis, often called medical marijuana, in 2013 for patients whose physicians certify that they have specific "qualifying" medical ... (more...)
5p plastic bag charge could be extended 5p plastic bag charge could be extended
- January 10, 2018

Theresa May is expected to outline the proposals on Thursday as part of a high-profile speech on the environment to coincide with the publication of Defra's 25-year plan for nature. According to Government sources, the extension of the levy would be a matter for a consultation later this year, but that the ambition would be for all shops to be covered. (more...)
RPT-'Drain the Swamp' Trump suggests reviving 'earmarks' in US Congress RPT-'Drain the Swamp' Trump suggests reviving 'earmarks' in US Congress
- January 10, 2018

House Speaker John Boehner banned earmarks after the GOP took over in 2010, the height of the tea party movement. "The claim that earmarks are necessary to help pass bills has been debunked by the passage in the House of all 12 appropriations bills for fiscal year 2018", he said in a statement. (more...)
Shop worker dies in a row over cigarette papers Shop worker dies in a row over cigarette papers
- January 10, 2018

Patel was struck in the chest and fell backwards, hitting his head as he landed. Jagmeet Sethi, 27, who has worked in the convenience shop alongside Mr Patel for nearly a year, said he struggled to believe his friend could "lose his life only for one Rizla, nothing else". (more...)
Two Florida senators proved Republicans are in bed with Democrats Two Florida senators proved Republicans are in bed with Democrats
- January 10, 2018

According to the Sun-Sentinel, a website called floresbraynonaffair.com published videos from a hidden camera showing Flores entering a condo rented by Braynon in a Tallahasee apartment complex close to the Capitol. Whether parts of this statement could apply to a seemingly consensual relationship of peers like the one between Braynon and Flores is, perhaps, a matter of interpretation. (more...)
Russian Federation seen as threat to future U.S. elections Russian Federation seen as threat to future U.S. elections
- January 10, 2018

A senior US National Security Council official early past year recommended US President Donald Trump to reduce US military presence in Eastern Europe as an overture to Russian leader Vladimir Putin , The Daily Beast reported Tuesday , citing two former administration officials. (more...)
Vermilion School Board Members' opinions split on teacher arrest Vermilion School Board Members' opinions split on teacher arrest
- January 10, 2018

Her comments prompted board president Anthony Fontana to rule Hargrave out of order during the meeting, KATC reported . Though, after the first time she was called upon, board members did answer some of her questions. As seen in video from the meeting, Hargrave asked the superintendent "how are you going to take that money, because it's basically taking out of the pockets of teachers?" "Are you kidding me?" The superintendent said that the board would not press charges against ... (more...)
North Korea will send cheerleaders to the Winter Olympics in South Korea North Korea will send cheerleaders to the Winter Olympics in South Korea
- January 10, 2018

At its worst, North Korea has tried to disrupt events it is not a party to - a factor that had hung over the PyeongChang Games, to be held just 50 miles from the demilitarized zone, until Tuesday. "It is only the beginning", Moon told a press conference. Pyongyang leader Kim Jong Un's regime plans to send officials, athletes, a cheering squad, art performers, observers, martial artists and reporters to the Games, Vice Unification Minister Chun said in a briefing on Tuesday after the two ... (more...)
Row over use of state disaster relief fund for CM's chopper journey Row over use of state disaster relief fund for CM's chopper journey
- January 10, 2018

That was the reason the State Disaster Management Authority issued the order for the payment from the disaster relief fund, it was stated. On December 26, Vijayan, who was attending the CPM Thrissur district conference at Thriprayar, flew from a privately-owned helipad in Nattika to Thiruvananthapuram to take part in a cabinet meeting and to meet the central team which had come for assessing cyclone damage in the aftermath of Ockhi. (more...)
Megachurch Pastor Andy Savage is Accused of Sexual Assault Megachurch Pastor Andy Savage is Accused of Sexual Assault
- January 10, 2018

Woodson said she had chose to send an email to Savage on December 1 with the subject line 'Do you remember?' after being inspired to act by victims of abuse coming forward in Hollywood and elsewhere. I know when you support Andy in that way, you are also supporting Ms Woodson. "You have to take this to the grave with you, '" she wrote. He said he "remains committed to cooperating toward healing". (more...)
Taha Siddiqui, WION Pakistan bureau chief, survives abduction attempt Taha Siddiqui, WION Pakistan bureau chief, survives abduction attempt
- January 10, 2018

Taha Siddiqui, who won France's highest journalism award the Albert Londres prize in 2014, said he was attacked by up to a dozen men en route to the airport in Rawalpindi but managed to escape before being kidnapped, suffering minor injuries during the scuffle. (more...)
Winter comes roaring back with snow, blizzard conditions in the forecast Winter comes roaring back with snow, blizzard conditions in the forecast
- January 10, 2018

Gusts up to 40 miles per hour could be seen in rural Wright County. This will result in widespread blowing snow and possible whiteout conditions. The potential for a strong storm system late this week into the weekend. Additional details - winds gusting as high as 35 miles per hour will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow. Any untreated surface may be slippery. (more...)

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