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AAP welcomes SC decision for new SIT to probe 186 anti-Sikh AAP welcomes SC decision for new SIT to probe 186 anti-Sikh
- January 10, 2018

Prima facie it was found that there are 186 riot cases which will be re-investigated by the SIT. The Centre had earlier said that of the 250 cases which were investigated by the SIT, closure reports were filed in 241. The riots broke out on November 1, 1984, after Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards. The apex court had on March 24, 2018, asked the Centre to place before it the files pertaining to the 199 cases of the anti-Sikh riots which the special ... (more...)
Rep. Darrell Issa To Retire From Congress Rep. Darrell Issa To Retire From Congress
- January 10, 2018

Democrats had made defeating Issa one of their top priorities in the midterm elections. In 1994, 28 Democrats left and the GOP then took back control of Congress. Issa says he will not seek re-election after serving out his ninth term in Congress. Issa's decision continues a string of GOP lawmakers who have chose to retire rather than take on what would be a hard re-election battle. (more...)
Trump lashes out at Feinstein for releasing transcript Trump lashes out at Feinstein for releasing transcript
- January 10, 2018

Feinstein on Tuesday released transcript from the Senate Judiciary Committee's August interview with Glenn Simpson , of Fusion GPS. And in deep blue, Democrat-dominated California, that's just the kind of image Feinstein wants to cultivate as she seeks to win yet another term this fall. (more...)
7.6-magnitude quake strikes off the coast of Honduras 7.6-magnitude quake strikes off the coast of Honduras
- January 10, 2018

Tremors from the late-night quake were clearly felt in Chetumal and other areas around southern Quintana Roo including Bacalar. In Honduras, firefighters said some residents in southern neighborhoods fled their homes after feeling the shaking. (more...)
Police hunting for rapist with bite marks on penis Police hunting for rapist with bite marks on penis
- January 10, 2018

South African police are searching for a rapist whose penis was gravely injured when a pregnant mom bit it as he attacked her. Local police spokesman Leonard Hlathi told newsmen on Wednesday that the woman, who was in the third month of her pregnancy, was raped at knife point. (more...)
Well-Known Australian Teenager Becomes New Face Of Cyber-Bullying Victims Well-Known Australian Teenager Becomes New Face Of Cyber-Bullying Victims
- January 10, 2018

Now the 14-year-olds fathers words about her death and dealings with cyber-bullying are going viral. The family shared a drawing by Dolly of a skinny figure bent over backwards with the words, "speak even if your voice shakes" in bold, which she'd completed before taking her own life on January 3. (more...)
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...)

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